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Physical fitness and mental health.


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Feb 26, 2023   #1
Azalie Garcia
Mrs. Merrill Goldin
ENG102
22 February 2023

Physical Fitness and Mental Health



Today, around one in three Americans is considered to be obese, and this figure continues to rise. Some individuals blame the environment or fast food for the country's obesity problem, while others point out that people are responsible for their own well-being. Unfortunately, many people tend to make unhealthy decisions due to the environment, and this can lead to obesity. To effectively overcome this issue, one has to have the will to be healthy. The behavior of people can also play a significant role in the development and growth of obesity. Being aware of the importance of healthy eating and exercise can help people avoid being overweight. It can additionally help people become more self-aware and successful in their efforts to become overall healthy individuals. One of the key factors that individuals need to consider in order to combat the obesity problem is the availability of knowledge and motivation.

Although America is regarded as a progressive nation, more effective measures are needed to improve the country's obesity rates. This can be done through the establishment of more effective programs and policies. Family health can be affected by individuals having less motivation to keep moving. Less commitment to a healthier lifestyle will result in communities across America becoming obese. This is because the nation has a weak mindset when compared to other countries. With unhealthy habits and persistent bad choices, the obesity rate will continue to rise. In America, people are now blaming the food industry instead of themselves. Although the industry is partly responsible for the nation's obesity rates, it's up to consumers to make better decisions. This is also why it's crucial for individuals to realize that commitment is the key to improving their health both physically and mentally.

The stigma surrounding mental health issues is also caused by society's lack of knowledge about these conditions. Depression is a prevalent mental illness that affects many people in America. The stigma attached to this illness makes many individuals feel like they are unwanted and cannot get help. There are many factors that could cause a person to be depressed, such as abuse, genetics, and death. According to Paul Reed, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, an article has authored about the positive effects of physical activity on mental health and well-being are enormous. It can have a significant impact on various aspects of life. The physical and mental health of people are closely related. When it comes to being mentally healthy, what is good for the body is good for the mind. Having the necessary knowledge about what can be done physically to improve one's life will make a significant difference. Individuals suffering from various mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, may have difficulty in taking part in regular healthy behaviors. Doing so is why it is important to conduct research so that you can make informed decisions. Studies have shown that regular exercise can help improve depression symptoms. Being physically active can help children and adults avoid getting depressed. Due to the increasing number of people diagnosed with various health problems, it is important that people study mental health in order to take better care of themselves.

Nonetheless, being physically fit is a general state of well-being and health that includes an individual's ability, in most cases, to perform certain tasks, such as those involved with sports. Getting in shape does not necessarily mean that an individual is a champion in any specific discipline. It is a process that requires proper nutrition and regular exercise, as well as a healthy lifestyle. Getting active is very important for your well-being. It can help lower the risk of various diseases and improve brain health. It can additionally help you maintain a healthy weight and strengthen your muscles. Being active can help improve your judgment, reasoning, and memory skills as you get older. In addition, regular physical activity can lower your anxiety and depression risk. Around 100,000 deaths each year, in the US, would be prevented if 40 and above US adults increased their activity by just a few minutes a day. Stress can be reversed by exercising, which increases one's heart rate and neurohormone production. It can also improve one's ability to cope with stressful situations. In addition, regular exercise can improve the coordination between the sympathetic and central nervous system, which can improve one's overall stress response.

Studies have shown that regular exercise can help lower anxiety and improve your overall mood. Although the link between anxiety and exercise is not clear, it is believed that regular physical activity can help improve the symptoms of depression and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Although the term exercise may make one think of running around the gym, it can also involve a variety of activities that can help improve one's mood. Being physically active can help improve your mental health and lower the risk of developing dementia disease. It is alarming that scientists are seeing an increase in the number of people suffering from dementia. It is estimated that by 2050, around 120 million individuals will be affected by this disease. According to researchers, regular exercise can increase the volume of parts of the brain that control the thinking and memory processes.

Public health issues related to mental health and physical inactivity are major concerns around the world. Although there have been numerous studies showing the benefits of regular exercise, little is known about the link between mental health and physical activity. Studies worldwide have shown that mental health issues are among the main causes of disability, and depression is regarded as one of the most disabling conditions. Apart from the immediate effects of depression, such as social isolation and poverty, the economic consequences are also severe. The economic costs of suicide are enormous, especially when compared to other mental health issues. There are also limited epidemiological studies on the prevalence of mental health problems among college students. This period is a crucial transitional phase, with most disorders emerging in late adolescence or early adulthood. Various mechanisms in the body can be triggered by physical exercise, and it can help lower stress levels and protect the body from negative effects of stress. It can also improve mood and positively affect the body's response to stress. It has been shown that certain chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline can be affected by physical exercise, which suggests that it could act similarly to antidepressants. This is why it is extremely important to implement physical activity in all schools. This can improv students' response to stressful events enormously.

Additionally, getting enough exercise can also help improve one's health and lower their risk of various chronic diseases. Depression is believed to be a contributing factor to a lack of physical activity and sleep. Current theories suggest that a depressed mood can affect the development of sleep problems and physical inactivity. According to Dr. Kathleen Merikangas at NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Individuals with bipolar I had significantly stronger relationships between various aspects of their daily lives, such as their energy levels, sleep duration, and mood. The findings suggest that the regulation of mood can be influenced by physical activity. The results suggest that targeted interventions could help people with this condition improve their mood. The participants' moods were affected by physical activity, though it didn't affect their subsequent physical activity. It also affected how much activity they would take up in the future. The relationships between these factors went both ways, as participants' energy levels and sleep duration affected their subsequent physical activity. Physical fitness has a great impact on a person's body.

Getting enough exercise can improve one's mental health and prevent them from experiencing a crisis. In addition, it can help one maintain a healthy brain. For instance, if one has not been getting enough exercise for a long period of time, their brain might start to deteriorate. This could cause individuals to feel anxious or depressed. Getting enough exercise can also help alleviate stress. It can help one manage their emotions better by taking them off the edge. Lack of exercise can trigger the release of stress hormones in the brain, which makes it difficult to manage thoughts. To avoid this, it is important that one makes physical activity a priority. The benefits of physical activity are numerous, such as improving one's attention span, memory, processing speed, and academic performance. It can also help keep one's flexibility while they're multitasking. Getting fit can help boost our energy levels and make us more productive, but it can also prevent us from feeling tired and sluggish. For those who feel like their day is dragging, attempting to get some physical activity in such as walking or dancing can make all the difference. Fitness can provide one with a sense of accomplishment, regardless of the type of movement involved. In some cases when people are not able to exercise it can result in a decrease in one's self-esteem and image. These thoughts are incredibly difficult to beat. Once they start, it becomes a cycle of self-defeating behavior, which can include not being able to work out and then feeling worse.

Being able to manage stress and get screened for depression is a good practice for preventing mental health issues. Awareness is especially important during the holiday season when changes in one's behavior or habits can be unsettling. Around half of people in the US will eventually be diagnosed with some form of mental health disorder. Most commonly, anxiety and depression are the most common disorders. Major depression is also a contributing factor to disability among adults in their 40s and 50s. Individuals suffering from mental health disorders can hinder their ability to promote healthy behaviors, such as physical activity. In addition, certain physical health issues can make it harder for people with these conditions to receive treatment. The positive effects of physical activity can be seen in different aspects of life, and it can play a significant part in addressing mental health issues. While it's a non-replacement for seeking treatment, physical activity can still play a significant role in helping individuals manage their cognitive and emotional health. Being able to listen and honor our bodies is particularly important for us to maintain a well-rounded and healthy life. Without proper attention, our bodies may start to produce disease and other health issues. If we do not understand what our body is capable of doing and how it functions properly, then we will not be able to expect it to provide us with the necessary support and resources to thrive.

Early childhood habits such as being physically active and eating a balanced diet can help prevent people from developing health conditions later in life. Physical activity is more crucial than ever as the amount of time that individuals spend moving their bodies has significantly changed. Getting enough exercise can not only improve our physical health, but it can also help lower our risk of premature death, and cardiovascular endurance is a vital part of any person's overall health. Being able to identify the common deficiencies and over-consumptions in our lives is important to understanding the various health issues that we face. Being constantly under stress can result in higher levels of hormones, such as cortisol, noradrenalin, and adrenaline, that can affect our physical and psychological health and cause various problems, such as depression. One of the most crucial factors that contribute to our deficiencies is physical inactivity. There is a strong link between obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases and exercise. Most of us are living a sedentary lifestyle due to our reliance on technology, transportation, and jobs that are located behind a desk. The effects of exercise on mood are said to be caused by the increase in the blood flow to the brain. This can help decrease stress and improve the likelihood of being positive. Physical exercise can also help boost the motivation to stick to a healthy lifestyle.

Works Cited

"Physical Activity Is Good for the Mind and the Body." Physical Activity Is Good for the Mind and the Body - News & Events.

Tigar, Lindsay. "5 Things That Happen to Your Mental Health When You Don't Get Enough Exercise." Real Simple, Real Simple.

"Physical Activity May Reduce Depression Symptoms." National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 29 Jan. 2019

Grasdalsmoen, Michael, et al. "Physical Exercise, Mental Health Problems, and Suicide Attempts in University Students - BMC Psychiatry." BioMed Central, BioMed Central, 16 Apr. 2020.

Author links open overlay panelStuart J.H. Biddle, et al. "Physical Activity and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents: An Updated Review of Reviews and an Analysis of Causality." Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Elsevier.

Begdache, Lina, et al. "Directory of Open Access Journals." Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, Elsevier, 1 July 2021.

"Depression and Anxiety: Exercise Eases Symptoms." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 27 Sept. 2017.
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Feb 27, 2023   #2
In - text citations are not properly referenced in this paper. While you are referencing other people and articles as sources of information, there is no mention of the author, publication date, or even publication, making the reference heresay and invalid. The professor or teacher will return this paper to you for further improvement regarding proper citations in the research paper, as referenced in the Works Cited section of the presentation.

While you do make a point when it comes to the connection of mental health and physical activities to obesity later on in the paper. It is not done effectively. One reason for this is the title of the paper -- Physical Fitness and Mental Health. Where does Obesity fit into that discussion? It was not properly integrated into the final title. The same problem exists in the discussion paragraphs. It appears you are finding it difficult to connect mental health, physical fitness, and obesity to one another. The writing is not very cohesive and jumps around from topic to topic, rather than presenting a smooth flowing discussion that properly relates one topic to the next, while remaining focused on obesity as the central theme.


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