Don’t just exercise! Play! Sports is the “mantra”for salvation!
When people think of mental health benefits, they typically think of exercise. In our society, exercise has become a form of treatment for many people. It’s not uncommon for people to spend hours in the gym, on the treadmill, and on the elliptical in order to build up their mental health. But what about sports? Sports have been proven to help people with mental health as well. Studies have shown that sports help with anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders. In this article, I’ll be discussing the benefits of playing sports versus the benefits of exercise.
1. Mental health benefits of exercise vs sports
Many people have the misconception that exercise is the only way to improve their mental health. However, there are other ways to improve their mental health, one of which is participating in sports. There are many mental health benefits to playing sports that are not seen in exercise, such as stress reduction, improved brain health, and better mood. Sports can also provide a moment of peace in the midst of a busy day. When you’re playing sports, you’re taking your mind off of the stresses of life and focusing on the game. Sports can also provide social support and a sense of community. It is important to note that, while exercise can also provide these benefits, it is not as beneficial.
2. Benefits of playing sports
Sports provide many mental health benefits that can help with anxiety and depression. They can also help with stress. In general, sports can provide a sense of belonging and a sense of accomplishment. They also help people to feel in control and in touch with themselves. If a person is struggling with mental health, they might find that sports can be a source of relief and distraction.
In conclusion, I think that all types of exercise are beneficial to a person. However, I think that sports can have a more positive impact on your mental health than other types of exercise. Sports can help people to relieve stress, feel more self-confident, and improve self-esteem.
Mental health benefits of playing sports versus the benefits of exercise There are a lot of benefits to playing sports. One of the main ones is the release of endorphins. This is a hormone that helps to calm you down and makes you feel happy. Exercise on the other hand has a lot of physical benefits. These include burning calories and fat, improving your cardiovascular health, and strengthening your bones. Both exercise and playing sports have benefits. It is just a matter of what you prioritize. If you want to prioritize mental health, then playing sports is the way to go. If you want to prioritize physical health, then exercise is the way to go.
Born and brought up in New Delhi - the capital of India , completed my medical school and psychiatric education at the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical college. After immigrating to the States I trained at Brookdale Hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn New York. I was the chief resident and a fellow at New York Psychoanalytic Clinic in my final year of training.
Thereafter , I had a brief training in child psychiatry.
I came to the upstate in 2000 and since then I have worked in both clinical and teaching positions at Mental Health Clinics , State Hospital, Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg Regional Hospital and PRISMA Health System.
My approach in Psychiatry is Client Centered. I strongly believe that psychiatric problems can engulf our whole being and underlying causes are multi factorial - genetic, medical, psychological, social , spiritual and so on. The treatment modalities should be based on our knowledge in neurosciences, behavioral sciences, literature, philosophy and religion.
My mantra is to promote “ physical, mental , social and spiritual well being”.
Above all, my message to my future patients is that “ we are all struggling with the problems of life and helping them is a privilege and opportunity for learning more about life”
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