Physical Activity and the Medicine Wheel: Emotions

Emotional Benefits of Daily Physical Activity

  • Emotionally, physical activity is a great way to feel happier and enjoy life again. Emotionally, it:
    • Helps reduce stress and anxiety
    • Improves self-esteem
    • Improves mood
    • Stimulates the brain to produce endorphins that make you feel good
    • Improves your ability to take care of yourself
    • Improves attitude about self and others
    • Acts as a form of meditation or relaxation for many which reduces anxiety and negative emotions