Country Singer Carrie Underwood discusses how her mental health has improved by exercising and she feels like she is better to be around after working out.
When you work out, you are making your body and your brain healthy and putting yourself in a better mood. There are many health benefits of exercise, including stress relief, sleep improvements, and memory improvements. Carrie says, “I feel like I’m better with my kids. I’m more patient. I’ve gotten out some pent-up energy. I feel like I’ve accomplished something, which is important to me.”1
Sure, she could go for a massage or a facial or a relaxing vacation, but Carrie says she doesn’t have time for all of that. When working out, it doesn’t have to be a rigorous, long workout routine. Even just a 5-10-minute walk can get you energized and feeling better. Studies even show that brief exercise, working out for just a few minutes, can improve brain function. 2
Exercise isn’t the only activity that’s good for mental health. There are also mental health benefits to crying that the superstar has brought into her life. Crying brings several health benefits, including improved mood, stress release, and even cleansing of the eyes and nasal passages. 3
Carrie also admits that she schedules time to cry for no reason. It’s not because anything happens in particular, but sometimes you just need a good cry and she has learned to be okay with that.
Taking care of your mental health should be a top priority. If you are finding that you are struggling with depression, bipolar disorders, trauma, etc. then Mental Health Treatment may be needed. It’s time to heal all aspects of your life that your mental health disorder has touched. It is not something that you have to just live with, it is possible to move beyond your mental illness.
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