n International SportMed Journal - Physical activity and mental health
|Article Title||Physical activity and mental health|
|© Publisher:||International Federation of Sports Medicine|
|Journal||International SportMed Journal|
|Author||Helgo H. Schomer and Bradley S. Drake|
|Publication Date||Jan 2001|
|Pages||1 - 9|
|Keyword(s)||Anxiety, Depression, Exercise adherence and Self-esteem|
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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