Impact of physical activity on well-being
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. Even a short burst of 10 minutes brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood. Participation in regular physical exercise can:
- Increase our self-esteem.
- Reduce stress and anxiety.
- Improve the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems.
- Play a part in preventing the development of mental health problems.