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Exercises That Can Improve Your Emotional Health


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Exercises That Can Improve Your Mental Health


We have all heard the news that exercising can help our mental health but have you ever wondered which ones are the best? 


Exercises That Can Improve Your Mental Health
Exercises That Can Improve Your Mental Health


Read on for some suggestions to improve your mood and work out some of those issues.




This is one of the more obvious ones as it focuses on breathing and being mindful while you move. There are plenty of classes out there that have yoga elements but are not proper yoga classes. This form of exercise focuses on more than just stretching your body, it is about caring for your soul as well. Of course, if you enjoy the yoga-inspired classes, then use them if that works for you. But if you want to get the most out of your exercise, find a yoga studio.




This is one of the most simple exercises that you can do and it is free. All you need is a decent pair of shoes and off you go.

A lot of creative people love to walk as it helps to get their brains fired up and ready to make something new.

When I walk I come up with writing ideas, solutions for clients, and I just connect with myself (and my walking partner).


Henry and Elise Ho
Bend, Oregon ~ September, 2021


If you are faced with a problem, take a walk and you might be surprised by the solutions that will come to you.

#Walking can help your mind find it easier to come up with solutions to any issues that you are facing. Click To Tweet


If you can, go for a walk for around 30 minutes at the same time every day as this will make it easier to create a habit.  




If you are dealing with a lot and you are finding your anger levels and stress is getting too high, you should try kickboxing. This is a sport that is not for the faint-hearted. However, if you know that your current situation is causing you some anger issues, it is better to take it out in an appropriate way such as on the punching bag. 


Many people think that you have to fight when you join a kickboxing class. However, this isn’t true. As well, you should never do anything you are not comfortable with.




Swimming is one of those exercises that works your body and you don’t even realize it. There is also something wonderful about being in the water as you move through it. Swimming can be done in a pool or in an open body of water. They both offer benefits but be aware of how strong of a swimmer you really are.   


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 Always be careful when you are swimming and never disappear into an open body of water without letting anyone know.


The gym


The gym is not everyone’s cup of tea because some people find it boring. This is a perfectly valid point as some people need their exercise to be entertaining.

Others do not care for the gym because they find it complicated. F45 solves this is many ways.

Still others want a gym experience such as at  Fitness 19.

There is also benefit to the at-home workout.

Whatever you choose, if you need to clear your mind, working out can help. As you find some quiet time to get your thoughts in order and to gain clarity.


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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38 thoughts on “Exercises That Can Improve Your Emotional Health”

  1. I totally agree! exercise helps reduceg anxiety, depression, and negative mood. It has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.

  2. Exercise plays a huge role in our mental health. It`s a great help. I do yoga and walk around the neighborhood at night.

    1. Whatever type of exercise one chooses we definitely need it. It’s all about finding what you really enjoy. Perhaps it’s walking around the city with baby in a stroller.

  3. One of the main reasons I exercise is for mental health. I love yoga for bringing balance and calm after a hectic day, and when I’m feeling keyed up there is nothing more I love than running it off.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.