There is a strong connection between increased physical activity with improved mental health. Walking is a great way to achieve your physical activity goals throughout the day. Although walking is a form of physical activity that most everyone of all ages can complete, there is limited research on its relationship with mental health. However the research that is out there is very promising. Depression and walking have ample amounts of research and it appears that walking has a large effect size on depression. Roberson et al concluded from 8 Randomized control trials that walking was an effective intervention for clinical depression. There is also limited research but promising results for walking being used to improve Psychological stress, Psychological well-being, Subjective well being.
Finding exercises that are low impact on your joints while also working your heart is absolutely critical for athletes returning from injury, individuals trying to lose a few pounds or someone just trying to keep their heart healthy. Here are 7 great exercises that will help you accomplish this goal!
An athlete’s core needs to be stable! Too often the the fitness industry push core exercises that lack the proper amounts of load, task specificity, and also lack dynamic motion. In this article I cover 7 exercises that will greatly improve an athletes core training!