Exercise therapy for psychological health and well-being
Exercise therapy is about using exercise to improve mental health and wellbeing. You may be surprised to hear that regular exercise can help you maintain a good level of mental health. In addition, it has been shown to help people with alcohol problems, depression and schizophrenia.
There are many reasons for this. Exercise brings about chemical changes in our bodies. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream which make us feel good. Exercise also boosts our self-esteem and provides us with a sense of empowerment over our own health.
The best thing about exercise is that, unlike drugs, there are no negative side-effects provided you are fit enough to start exercising. If you are in any doubt about your fitness, it is advisable to consult your GP before you start a new exercise programme.
Further information about exercise therapy
Feel free to contact us to ask about psychological therapies available at First Psychology Edinburgh that may help support you using exercise therapy.