Exercise, it turns out, is good for you. And not just your body: a huge cross-sectional study recently published in the Lancet Psychiatry (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30099000) strongly suggests that regular exercise of almost any type, is good for your mental health.
In the study, the authors state: “All exercise types were associated with a lower mental health burden…than not exercising.” So if you feel relaxed, calm and positive after a class at maelstrom, take extra comfort from the idea that you’re not just practicing skills or improving your conditioning; what you’re doing may have a longer term positive effect on your mental health.
As always, if you are considering starting an exercise routine, please consult a medical professional to ensure you are healthy enough to do so.
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