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Exercise and Improving Your Mental Wellbeing

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It is a widely held view that exercise can improve mood and overall wellbeing, but what does the literature say? From an overview of studies, it is apparent that exercise may show some promise in reducing depressive symptoms.

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It is a widely held view that exercise can improve mood and overall wellbeing, but what does the literature say? From an overview of studies, it is apparent that exercise may show some promise in reducing depressive symptoms.

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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yunju kim
16 Mar 2020
Great article
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Margaret Smith
24 May 2021
Quite interesting.
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Leonie Rocca
13 Jun 2022
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good
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Joelaine Singh
25 May 2022
Great resource
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Lee-Ann Staples
06 Jun 2020
This resource was full of information regarding the relevancy of exercise and mental health. I found it interesting and informative. As a person who recovered from a TBI I found that light exercise is ok however heavy exercise might not be the ideal way to go. Depression on the other hand may be aided in
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Nidhi Cody
12 Oct 2020
Good overview of depression and its link to mental health. Movement exercises with a time frame are valued and have found to have a positive effect on patients with brain injuries and clinical depression.
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Irene Henry
17 Sep 2022
Registered Nurse
excellent
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Caroline Steplewska
26 May 2022
Registered Nurse
the importance of patients to be mindful of their exercise and how it can impact their way of living is crucial. Exercise realises different hormones which can help with pain and endorphins. This can help educate someone who can include light exercise with their chronic condition.
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Kim Mitchell
27 May 2022
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Paul cooper
29 Jun 2021
a well written piece that is relevant to all practitioners not just those of us working in mental health.
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