Health and Wellness

Column: Move your body for your mind

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One of the best things we can do to help improve our mental health is to move our bodies. Exercise not only strengthens our muscles and improves our cardiovascular health, but it can also reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Exercise releases “feel-good” endorphins which enhance feelings of well-being and also distract us . . .