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A regular exercise routine is essential to mental health, fitness coach Mitoshi Ajmera shares tips

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In normal daily life, it is very important to have mental balance, but due to excessive stress, millions of people nowadays suffer from mental health issues. It can be psychological and social as well. When we are mentally unhealthy, we feel very uncomfortable even in work that we can easily do. Not only that, but due to poor mental health, you can also become a victim of major depression. In such a situation, a person must be mentally fit.

According to the World Health Organization’s report on mental health in 2018, the United States, China and India are among the top three countries for depression. Talking about India, where 1 in 5 people has been a victim of depression at some time, where about 38 percent of working women were 5 percent of women.

Mitoshi Ajmera (India’s first Billardo trainer, FTI Certified Principal Functional Trainer, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and Sports Nutritionist) shares tips on physical activity to improve mental health. Check them out:

1. Walking: Walking keeps you in a good mood and has a huge impact on your mental health as well as your overall health. According to research, walking is a low-intensity aerobic activity that brings positive thoughts to your brain and increases alertness. If you do 30 minutes of slow walking or brisk walking three days a week, you can get very good results.

2. Yoga: Yoga and pranayama not only improve your fitness but also have positive effects on the mind. This has been proven in many types of research. Many people and celebrities also benefit from yoga when they suffer from stress or any mental illness. You can also improve your mental health by practicing Bhastrika Pranayama, Anulom Vilom Pranayama, Surya Namaskar and Kapalbhati.

3. Swimming: Swimming provides many benefits to the body. We do sports to keep our bodies fit and healthy. Swimming is a very beneficial exercise for physical and mental health. Swimming can keep you strong both physically and mentally. Swimming keeps the heart healthy and also reduces the risk of heart attack. At the same time, it strengthens both bones and muscles. Swimming is very useful to get rid of psychological stress. Swimming is a full-body exercise. It helps a lot in keeping your whole body and cardiovascular system healthy. Lots of calories are burned doing this.

4. Cycling: Cycling can help reduce feelings of stress, depression or anxiety. Cycling increases your metabolic rate. By doing this you build muscle and help burn fat from the body. If you combine cycling with healthy eating, cycling can be a great way to lose weight. According to reports, an hour of cycling helps burn 400 to 1,000 calories.

5. Dance: Dancing comes with a medium intensity workout. Dancing has positive effects on mental health. At the same time, by dancing in a group, you feel connected to others, and therefore the mental state of any person can also be improved. While dancing, the body releases mood-enhancing chemicals and this gives you a lot of pleasure. Which helps a lot in reducing mental health related problems.

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