5 Exercises that Improve Men's Mental Health

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Activities like cycling are excellent for cardiovascular health.

As men become more interested in wellness and mental health, there is potential to target more male clients with programs that combine fitness and mindfulness to properly treat physical and mental well-being. The fitness experts at The Cabin in Thailand shared five simple exercises men of all ages can undertake to improve their overall health.

1. Aerobic Exercises

Activities like brisk walking, jogging, cycling or swimming are excellent for cardiovascular health and boosting endorphin levels. The Cabin recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week.

2. Strength Training

The fitness experts suggest participating in resistance training using bodyweight exercises, weightlifting or using resistance bands to improve physical and mental strength. Strength training releases endorphins and can help build self-confidence.

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3. Yoga or Mindfulness Exercises

Practices such as yoga, tai chi or meditation combine physical movements with mental relaxation techniques to reduce stress, improve focus and promote relaxation.

4. Outdoor Activities

Spending time in nature, such as hiking, gardening or participating in team sports, provides a refreshing change of environment and can have a positive impact on physical and mental well-being, according to The Cabin.

5. High-intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training workouts involve short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief recovery periods. These workouts can be time-efficient and help release endorphins for improved mood.

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