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When mood has been measured immediately before and after physical exertion, the results are overwhelmingly positive. Specifically, exercise training can reduce anxious mood in both those with high anxiety or those with a typical level. Although some outliers exist (for instance, whether the exercise was competitive, and whether study participants were exercising at a more intense level than usual) and more studies are needed, generally exercise is associated with a mood boost.
Just like exercise can improve mood, it can also help reduce anxiousness. One literature review combined results of three large studies and concluded that self-reported levels of exercise correlated with better mental health, including fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression.
How does exercise do this? The reasons are complex (and still being studied). But one theory is that exercise triggers certain events inside your body, the outcome of which is a higher resilience against stress-related disorders.
Speaking of anxiety and depression, there is some evidence that physical activity might help reduce risk of future symptoms. In a recent meta-analysis of 13 studies on the topic, the combined results showed a 22% reduced risk of developing depressive symptoms for the active groups in the studies.
More research is needed, but many studies show that stress sensitivity can be reduced after exercise, helping your body resist the ramifications of stressors.
In fact, exercise is an emerging therapy for the elderly, as there is some evidence showing that physical exertion might mitigate the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease and old age.
Although it might seem counterintuitive, exercise could even have a beneficial effect on sleep quality. One recent meta-analysis that gathered current studies on the topic featuring older adults (those over 40), found that exercise training improved sleep quality for those studied. So although participants didn’t necessarily sleep more, they slept better.