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Physical Activity in Improving Mental Health

Vladimir Grošić
Igor Filipčić

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 132 Kb

str. 197-203

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str. 197-197

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In addition to its positive effect on physical health, physical activity also has an important role in the improvement of mental health. Today, physical exercise is used as a method of therapy in a large number of psychiatric disorders. It is effective in anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, in the treatment of psychotic disorders, dementia, etc. In addition to having a direct effect on neurotransmitter systems, endorphins and hormones, physical exercise increases self-esteem and self-confidence, increases cognitive function and improves socialization of the patients. According to World Health Organization guidelines, physical activity should last at least half an hour per day or at least one hour three times per week.

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physical exercise, anxiety, depression, stress, WHO

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