What does exercise do to your brain?

Exercise can tone and improve most parts of your body, but what does exercise do to your brain? And does it help your mental capabilities?

How mental health affects physical health

Everything you need to know about how mental health affects physical health, including expert recommendations to help improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

How Exercise Boosts the Brain and Improves Mental Health

New research is revealing how physical activity can reduce and even ward off depression, anxiety and other psychological ailments

An estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older -- about 1 in 4 adults -- suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.

Stress effects on the body

Stress affects all systems of the body including the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous, and reproductive systems.

Grey Matter vs White Matter in the Brain

Gray matter, named for its pinkish-gray color, is home to neural cell bodies, axon terminals, and dendrites, as well as all nerve synapses.

The Role of Exercise in Management of Mental Health Disorders: An Integrative Review

A large and growing body of evidence suggests that physical activity (PA) may hold therapeutic promise in the management of mental health disorders

Americans are 8X more likely to suffer from serious mental distress due to the pandemic.

Fitness and Nutrition

A study in the International Journal of Obesity discovered in 2019 that the more vigorously a person exercises, the more they start to choose healthier foods. In a study of 2,680 sedentary adults, they found that the ones who started working out were more likely to choose nutritious foods, like lean meats, fruit and nuts, and less likely to choose fried foods, soda and snack foods. An additional study in the journal Appetite found that intense exercise even kickstarts appetite-regulating hormones.


"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi