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Mental health is something to be taken seriously. The more we talk about it, the more we can help ourselves and others who are struggling.

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.

Exercise and Mental Health

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

The Health Benefits of Crying

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.

If you are struggling with mental health issues, know that there is help. Here at Banyan Treatment Center, we can get you on the right path and guide you to a better tomorrow. Please call 888-280-4763 to learn more.


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  1. Aol – Carrie Underwood on the one thing that boots her mental health
  2. Medical Xpress – Study reveals a short bout of exercise enhances brain function
  3. Huffington Post – 5 Reasons Crying is Actually Good for You
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Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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