The way out of a low mood is to move. Too often, exercise is primarily understood as a weight-management tool – the psychological effects being a bonus.
I suggest you flip it: Frame exercise as a mood-management tool with everything else being the bonus.
According to Dr. Patrick Smith, chief executive officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association, physical activity is increasingly a vital component in treating mental-health disorders. It helps reduce anxiety and depression and it reduces tension, fatigue and anger, as well as enhances self-esteem and social bonds. READ MORE