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Should exercise be the first course of action for people with mental health issues?

According to recent research by Dr. Ben Singh and his team at The University of South Australia, physical exercise is 1.5 times more effective than medication or counseling.

So for many this is obvious, the problem is that the people that generally need to be moving their body to affect their mental health aren't the ones doing it.

There is a benefit in counseling, and at certain times medication is needed. But the question needs to be asked as to how we can get those with mental health issues to implement a consistent exercise regime in their lives.

The exercise solution to our mental health issues are always available, and the consistent benefits can have a profound effect on our lives.

Dr. Ben Singh obtained a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master’s Degree in research, and PhD at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane.

Dr. Singh is currently a fellow at the University of South Australia (UniSA’s), Allied Health & Performance.

UniSA’s Allied Health & Performance deliver high-impact research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health issues. We partner with industry to address global health challenges and work collaboratively to solve them. Areas of research strength include pain sciences, rehabilitation, and high performance in sport.

UniSA’s community clinics provide affordable services to members of the public while giving students valuable opportunities for practical learning. Our clinics include physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, and exercise physiology.

Their graduates are tomorrow’s health workforce: resourceful, engaged, and ready to create positive change in health and wellbeing, both locally and globally.

UniSA’s mission is to solve critical health challenges, build strong relationships, and produce outstanding health professionals.

Notable moments in this episode:
(04:41) - Mental health and Exercise
(06:57) - Medication vs. Exercise
(09:19) - Benefits of exercise
(10:10) - Getting active with exercise: start small
(11:10) - People who exercise are less likely to get depression

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Should exercise be the first course of action for people with mental health issues? According to recent research by Dr. Ben Singh and his team at The University of South Australia, physical exercise is 1.5 times more effective than medication or counseling. So for many this is obvious, the problem is that the people that generally need to be moving their body to affect their mental health aren't the ones doing it. There is a benefit in counseling, and at certain times medication is needed. But the question needs to be asked as to how we can get those with mental health issues to implement a consistent exercise regime in their lives. The exercise solution to our mental health issues are always available, and the consistent benefits can have a profound effect on our lives. Dr. Ben Singh obtained a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master’s Degree in research, and PhD at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane. Dr. Singh is currently a fellow at the University of South Australia (UniSA’s), Allied Health & Performance. UniSA’s Allied Health & Performance deliver high-impact research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health issues. We partner with industry to address global health challenges and work collaboratively to solve them. Areas of research strength include pain sciences, rehabilitation, and high performance in sport. UniSA’s community clinics provide affordable services to members of the public while giving students valuable opportunities for practical learning. Our clinics include physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, and exercise physiology. Their graduates are tomorrow’s health workforce: resourceful, engaged, and ready to create positive change in health and wellbeing, both locally and globally. UniSA’s mission is to solve critical health challenges, build strong relationships, and produce outstanding health professionals. Notable moments in this episode: (04:41) - Mental health and Exercise (06:57) - Medication vs. Exercise (09:19) - Benefits of exercise (10:10) - Getting active with exercise: start small (11:10) - People who exercise are less likely to get depression *** Follow Ben: LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/ben-singh-a72504197 Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenSinghPhD *** Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey: Apple - podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-ultra-habits-podcast/id1551339373 Spotify - open.spotify.com/show/0eWBOT8L1ShaRy5aoPxOHp Facebook - facebook.com/ultrahabits Instagram - instagram.com/ultra.habits/ LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/rj-singh-801a0436/ Strava - https://www.strava.com/athletes/32692468 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@Ultrahabits Website - ultrahabits.co/ Rate the podcast - https://ratethispodcast.com/ultrahabits read more read less

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