28 Jan '15, 3pm

How does running enhance your mental health and well-being? #BellLetsTalk...

Many mental health professionals now agree that physical activity participation can play a vital role in both preventing and recovering from mental illness. Dr. Ali Cure is a clinical psychologist working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She works with individuals, who suffer from a wide range of disorders including physical dependence (i.e. addictions), anxiety and mood disorders such as depression. On the connection between running and mental health she states: “Running is a great way for patients to work out their issues and see immediate improvements to their mood and feeling states.” She is a vocal proponent of physical activity being an important part of positive mental health. “No matter who you are or what your history with mental illness might be, exercise is an effective and hopefully enjoyable way to be and to become a happier, and healthier...

Full article: http://runningmagazine.ca/this-is-your-brain-on-running/

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