Move Your Mental for Better Health

Read more to learn how exercise is medicine for the human body!

Doing yoga exercise outside in the desert with mountain in background.

Move Your Mental isn’t just a catchphrase at WebbWell–it’s the research behind our evidence-based approach to designing the fitness programming for our in-person clients, app users, and our corporate wellness partners. Keep reading to learn how exercise is medicine for the human body!

Movement is Medicine

Exercise is a two-way benefit for your body and for your brain! Physical activity is incredibly beneficial for your mental health. When we engage in physical activity, our bodies release chemicals called endorphins, which can help us feel happier and more relaxed. These natural mood-lifters can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, helping us feel more resilient and better able to cope with the challenges of daily life. Regular exercise can also improve our sleep quality, helping us feel more refreshed and alert during the day.

Move Your Mental and Boost Your Confidence

Participating in physical activities can boost our self-esteem and confidence. As we set and achieve fitness goals, we develop a sense of accomplishment and pride, which can improve our overall self-image. By enhancing our physical health, exercise can also help us feel more capable and in control of our lives, leading to a greater sense of self-efficacy and empowerment. This increased self-assurance can positively influence how we perceive and handle various situations.

Move Your Mental to Improve Social Interaction

Engaging in exercise often provides an opportunity for social interaction, whether it’s joining a sports team, attending fitness classes, or simply exercising with friends. Social connections can contribute to a sense of belonging and support, which can be crucial for maintaining good mental health. Having a supportive network can help alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation, providing a source of encouragement and motivation that can boost our overall mood and well-being.

Move Your Mental to Improve Mental Health

Research indicates that exercising improves mental health issues, specifically anxiety and depression. Exercises found to help with these issues are aerobic activities such as walking and hiking and strength training. Not only does exercise help mentally, but physically as well. For example, exercise helps improve cognitive function through generating more brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters help control hormone function which directly impacts mental health. (Brick, John. 2022. Move Your Mental Health)


The WebbWell App has a variety of workout options to choose from in our digital Movement Studio. Check them out! Exercise allows our physical bodies to grow stronger while our cognitive loads can decompress. Try incorporating nature for added wonder for the body!

About Melanie Webb and WebbWell

Named “The person to call” by DEPARTURES Magazine, “a leader in the adventure travel industry” by Norie Quintos of National Geographic Traveler, and “one of the top trainers in the industry” by The Sports Club/LA (now Equinox), Melanie Webb is the founder and creator of WebbWell and the WebbWell wellness app. A sought-after industry and corporate retreat facilitator and speaker, her fitness course Mother Nature’s Gym Outdoor Fitness Guide is approved for 1.6 CEC’s from American Council on Exercise.

Contributors

Sierra Bowers