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Mental health Tips: Activity and exercise Activity and exercise are essential in maintaining good mental health. Being active not only gives you a sense of achievement, but it boosts the chemicals in your brain that help put you in a good mood. Exercising can help eliminate low mood, anxiety, stress and feeling tired and lazy. It is also linked to living a longer life. You don't need to run a marathon or play 90 minutes of football; a short walk or some another gentle activity might do the trick. Take a look at our Exercise and sport section, or go to our Events calendar, for ideas and information on what is going on in your area.
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