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Get Regular Exercise for Mental Health

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Exercise is about more than physical health. It may also help with your emotional and mental health. For example, it may help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

It can be hard to be active when you feel depressed or anxious or have a mental health problem. But being active often may help you feel better. If you have other health issues like coronary artery disease, talk to your doctor before you start a new activity.

Getting started

There are many ways you can be more active. Anything that makes you breathe hard and gets your heart pumping is exercise. Climbing stairs instead of taking an elevator, mowing your lawn, or even cleaning can all be exercise. You may also want to walk, take exercise classes, or join a health club.

If you're ready to add more physical activity to your life, here are some tips to get you started.

Making exercise part of your daily routine

Getting exercise might be easier if you can find ways to fit it into your daily routine. Here are some tips.

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