“We know that being active is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug”
- Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Center for Disease Control
"The importance of exercise is not adequately understood or appreciated by patients and mental health professionals alike.
"Aerobic exercises, including jogging, swimming, cycling, walking, gardening, and dancing, have been proved to reduce anxiety and depression.
"Overall, exercise provides neuroprotective benefits that tune up our brain health over the years. Physical activity becomes like a fertilizer for the brain, nourishing it to improve attention, memory, accuracy, and how we process information.