n International SportMed Journal - Physical activity and mental health

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1528-3356



Regular participation in physical exercise has been associated with a diverse number of physical health benefits. Those who are physically active might, however, also experience a variety of positive psychological consequences. Physical activity has been associated with reductions in both depressive symptoms and anxiety. The adoption of a physically active lifestyle is often accompanied by an improvement in selfesteem. Despite these benefits, exercise intervention programs are seldom successful in achieving long-term compliance. Issues relating to compliance optimization are discussed.

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