Mental Health Benefits of Physical Exercise


Exercise can make you feel better emotionally, physically and mentally, it has positive benefits to your brain showing a beneficial effect on depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers suggest that level of proteins called Brain-derived neurotrophic factor(BDNF) boosts after exercise that play a  role in the mood –and other compounds.


Here is my story on how exercise changed my life, my experience of working out for over a month.


  • I am a morning person, I love to wake up early in the morning and get started with my day, but the last couple of months I realized my early sunrise is not fresh anymore, I feel lazy, tired, less productive, and lower immunity. I was becoming weaker and exhausted every day. I couldn’t concentrate on my work or plan my day.
  • Probably finding out an answer on my own, I made a mission in my lazy mind that I should change this.
  • That’s why I decided on trying to dedicate, about 15-20  minute exercise, 2-3 times a week. This change not only helped me to start my day simply in a happy mood but also regained my long-lost energy, the experiment worked and I could feel the change.

That is when I read about in the books,  the changes which I noticed in myself drastically after 15 days like my energy level increased, I was not feeling lazy in the morning and moreover, I was not sulky and cranky for my rest of the day.


Benefits of Exercise

Which led to the discussion as on what are the  physical benefits of exercise

  1. The immediate effect on your brain
  2. Improve attention function
  3. long-term effect

It has supercharged 401k effect for the brain. Minimum 3-4 week of exercise is enough for the beginners who are early and new.

Simple fitness Aerobic exercise like climbing the steps, stretching your body initially just waking up your whole body by some simple exercises like,



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There is no particular pattern of workout to follow like running a marathon or so, things like yoga, walking (not taking steps), doing household chores seems to have some benefit instead of doing nothing at all. Youtube video of Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home is fab, she teaches very easy exercises which we can do it at home.

This is some of my experience which I shared with you all. Let me know what type of exercise you like.



Tag: Mental Health Benefits of Exercise, Health Benefits, Mood and Energy

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  1. I like the exercise where you lay down still and then probably fall asleep 😀
    Great post Ketaki 🙂

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