Research has shown that exercise can reduce depression, stress and anxiety which in turn can improve your mental health. improving your physical fitness can boost confidence and combat low self-esteem.
People with higher levels of regular physical activity have been shown to have higher levels of positive emotions such as interest, excitment, enthusiasm and altertness. Compared to people with moderate or low levels of physical activity.
A few facts;
72% of people with mental health problems say they enjoy taking part in sport or exercise. Source : Mind
90% of people with mental health problems have experienced discrimination Source : Time for Change