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Exercise and Mental Health

Dr Phil, Clinical Psychologist

Regular exercise is a powerful tool for promoting good mental health. Here are some ways that exercise can benefit your mental health:

  • Exercise reduces stress by helping lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and enhances the production of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine which are natural mood boosters.
  • Exercise has been linked to improvements in cognitive function, including memory, attention, and decision-making. It may also help to prevent cognitive decline as we age.
  • Exercise enhances self-esteem and confidence, which can have a positive impact on mental health. When we feel good about ourselves, we are more likely to have a positive outlook on life and feel better overall.
  • Exercise provides sense of accomplishment and improves motivation and energy. Setting and achieving exercise goals can provide a sense of accomplishment and boost self-confidence. This can be particularly beneficial for those who are struggling with mental health issues.
  • Exercise can help with weight loss and improve self-esteem.

Regular exercise is an important part of maintaining good physical and mental health. Talk to your healthcare provider today about how exercise may benefit you.

After Hours

We do not offer after hours appointments. After hours assistance is available the Emergency Department at the Mackay Base Public Hospital. There is also the Mater Emergency After Hours Service located on Willets Road, North Mackay. This is a walk-in service only and fees apply.

In a medical emergency, please call 000 and ask for an ambulance.