15 Exercises in 15 Minutes for Better Mental Health
Many Lifestyle Medicine and Holistic Practitioners are actually prescribing exercise for mental health-related conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD and even trauma-related disorders like PTSD. According to a 2004 study on the effects of exercise on anxiety, depression and mood, “aerobic exercises, including jogging, swimming, cycling, walking, gardening and dancing have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression.” Moreover, a national survey conducted by the CDC reports that in 2010, 32% of adult patients revealed being told to exercise by a doctor. Read more here.Now, let's try this 15 minute at home workout that can support your mental and physical health!
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds.
Modify when necessary.
Take breaks when needed.
Always keep going!
1. Jog in place2. Butt kickers3. High knees
4. Jumping jacks5. Body squats6. Rear lunges right side7. Inch wormshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19gpqxQBwo8. Rear lunges left side9. High plankhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B296mZDhrP410. Pushups11. Mountain climbers12. Low lunge to squat combo right sidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MHWTMucP3Y13. Low lunge to squat combo left side14. Side plank left sidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2VljzCC16g15. Side plank right side
REPEAT ONE MORE TIME
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