Exercising Anxiety Away
Have you ever felt a "runner's high," that relaxing, happy feeling after a bout of exercise? Research shows that it could be an effective treatment for some types of anxiety.
Staying Fit for Your Mind
Exercise can help your body become stronger, faster and more resilient. And a fitter body might mean a fitter mind as people age.
Exercise for the Mind in MS
Exercising is good for your overall health; it may even improve mental health. And recent research suggests that exercise could benefit multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with depression.
Harder Workout Keeps the Legs At Ease
With restless legs, maybe the key is just to keep them moving with exercise. But movement alone is not quite what the legs need to keep them from being restless at night.
Exercise for Depression: The Jury Is Still Out
It's not news that exercise can boost mood. But as far as helping with actual depression, exercise might not work as well as other methods to ease symptoms.
A Leg Up on Learning: Exercise, Study or Both?
Kids might rather be running around outside instead of preparing for that next test, but both play and study can help the brain. That is, physical fitness and quizzing could help the child learn better in the long run.
Active College Students Healthier, Happier
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. It is especially important for college students and young adults who are under stress.
Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
A Mind-Body Approach to Teen Health
Whether in their schools, families or social circles, teenagers can face a range of pressures. School-based programs are among those aiming to ease challenges to young people's overall well-being.
Warrior Pose: Fight Back Depression
Some individuals use yoga for fitness, some for relaxation and some for spiritual reasons. Another possible benefit of practicing yoga is improved mental health.