We know that exercising is good for your physical health. But we cannot ignore that any activity is beneficial for mental health. In fact, minor psychological problems or disorders that we may suffer throughout our lives can improve considerably with physical exercise. Hence, doctors always recommend that part of therapy be 'moving'.
The experts from Gympass, a wellness platform, and ifeel, an online psychologist app, have wanted to go one step further and have looked for those sports disciplines that provide us with a greater benefit to each problem. Thus, they have reviewed the most common psychological conditions and have come to the conclusion that these activities are the most indicated to address them.
These conclusions have been presented in the study 'Sport and mental health', a document that reinforces the importance of practicing sport to achieve physical and mental balance and that aims to alleviate the effects of the main psychological problems through a sporting discipline specific.
We start with one of the most common ills that afflicts a large part of the population. More in these times of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus health crisis.
Before repeated episodes of anxiety, the practice of yoga is recommended. This physical and mental discipline helps control breathing, achieve body awareness and manage emotions in a positive way.
We know that there is nothing harder than losing a loved one. And that, at this time, it is very difficult to think about practicing a new sport or exercise to face this situation. However, experts in psychology say that making that effort can be worth it. Martial arts like karate help release emotions and serve as an anchor in the here and now. Sports that require contact, body awareness, and controlled expression of energy, such as karate, can be helpful in some difficult situations.
Sport in general helps alleviate self-esteem problems, as it favors the production of neurotransmitters related to pleasure, relaxes, helps to rest and to have a healthier and more toned body, which contributes to improving self-esteem. Indoor cycling is a very complete sport, as it helps to burn fat and tone while you have a good time in company and with good music.
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