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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

If you have a medical emergency after hours, please call 000 or attend your local emergency department.

If you want to see an after hours GP, you can see a GP in your own home. We recommend calling: Dial a Local Doctor – this is 100% Bulk Billing for DVA or Medicare card holders.

Phone: 1300 980 980 for Dial A Local Doctor.

Otherwise, our Doctors at Family Health Care Mackay Group are happy to see you during normal opening hours for all other appointments.