Girls, lower body exercises can help improve your physical and mental health, Israeli researcher says
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week suggests that lower body exercise can help lower your risk of developing mental health issues and anxiety disorders, and may even help lower depression and anxiety.
The study involved nearly 2,000 women aged 18 to 74 and examined their mental health and physical health at the beginning of the study.
Women were asked to complete an online questionnaire about their physical and psychological health.
It was based on a survey of over 6,000 American women who participated in a study conducted in 2003 and 2005.
Researchers examined the participants’ levels of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, body dissatisfaction, and perceived stress during the six months before and six months after completing the study and the six-month follow-up.
Researchers found that women who exercised and reported a more positive mental health outlook were more likely to report a higher degree of physical and physical symptoms.
These included pain, fatigue, weight gain, depression, and anxiety symptoms.
Researchers also found that participants who exercised more had lower rates of depression and more symptoms of mental health disorders.
The findings are important because women who exercise and are mentally healthier are more likely than others to have lower levels of mental illness and anxiety, according to the authors of the new study.
“Women who exercise in the gym and in the community are more productive, healthier, happier, and more likely as a group to have better mental health,” the authors wrote.
“Our results suggest that exercise and physical activity may be a powerful tool to address some of the major barriers to mental health in this population.”
Women who exercised during the study had lower levels and lower rates in depression, stress, anxiety and anxiety-related behaviors, according the study, which was published in this week’s issue of the New York Journal of Science.
The results may be especially beneficial for women who struggle with depression and/or anxiety disorders because they may not be able to exercise as frequently as women who have more positive attitudes toward exercise, said Dr. Zohar Elshamy, a professor of preventive medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the study’s lead author.
“It is very important for the community to know that these results are not just about the fitness benefits,” Elshamy said.
“There is an overall improvement in mental health.”
The results are based on data from an online survey conducted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) between November 2015 and March 2017.
The researchers surveyed nearly 2.5 million people over the age of 18, and the researchers estimated the study sample included more than 20 million people.
The researchers focused on mental health symptoms and mental illness in order to determine how the exercise and mental wellness impacts the participants.
Women who reported feeling depressed, anxious, and anxious had higher levels of symptoms of physical symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and weight gain.
Women with anxiety were also more likely not to exercise in their communities and reported lower physical symptoms during the survey.
Women who reported not being physically active and who reported having high levels of physical pain, sleep problems, depression and body dissatisfaction were also less likely to exercise.
Women with high levels and higher levels in physical symptoms also reported having a higher level of anxiety and feeling less healthy in their daily lives.
“We know that physical activity and mental well-being can positively affect health,” Elmashy said, “but the impact on mental and physical well-beings may be even greater because these two are linked.
We know that a positive mental and emotional outlook can help prevent mental health problems.”
Elshamy added that physical exercise and exercise in community are important strategies that can help increase mental health for women in particular.
“We have been working for years to reduce physical pain and improve physical health,” he said.
“This study is important because it offers important evidence that physical and community exercise and wellness may be associated with improved mental health.
If we can reduce the negative impact of physical stress, it may help women in general.”