Mental health and illness

The therapeutic benefit of exercise for mental illness is rehabilitative, reparative and preventative; it has long been known and is robustly documented in research and practice. Exercise has a far-reaching capacity to improve depressive symptoms, mood, alertness, concentration and sleep patterns. Exercise can also contribute to overall enhanced quality-of-life through facilitating social interaction and providing meaningful use of time, purposeful activity and empowerment. Exercise is also the foundational mechanism to address secondary physical health issues and concerns which are of significantly increased prevalence alongside mental illness.

At Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation, we offer exercise physiology services for a range of diagnosed mental illnesses including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as simply ill mental health. Our programs act to complement traditional mental health interventions, such as psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

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