Exercise Program

"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise
will sooner or later have to find time for illness."

Edward Stanley

"I came to Dr. O'Brien feeling like a very small, unintelligent, weak person after suffering 20+ years of verbal and emotional abuse from my father. I have also suffered from depression for 15+ years. Dr. O'Brien helped me see that the things that my father said to me are not true. She has shown me just how strong I am (emotionally). She has a way of drawing things out of me, in a very comforting, understanding and non-judgmental way, and helping me analyze them even when it is difficult or painful to do so. I have learned, with Dr. O'Brien’s help that I am very strong, intelligent and can be successful in my life. Thank You Dr. O'Brien" - A Patient

Exercising greatly enhances your self-esteem and mental outlook while reducing stress. It is never too late to start a work-out program to best build toward your goal of improved self-image, and always too early to stop exercising.

Exercise is necessary for your physical and mental health. Sudden, seasonal, bursts of energy towards getting in shape come and go with the ever-changing weather. What is important is that maintaining some form of physical exercising, beyond your every day cycle, helps reduce anxiety while building emotional strength. How? Physical strain weakens pent-up, nervous, energy; that would otherwise fester and brew harshly within you. One theory suggests that endorphins, a chemical the pituitary gland produced during vigorous exercise, improve your mood. Regular exercise also decreases the risk of heart disease and cancer, and there seems to be a connection between these illnesses and depression.

Below is a list of other health-related benefits.

10 Benefits of Exercise:

  1. Improves your mood (e.g. prevents depression, manages anxiety)
  2. Combats chronic disease
  3. Manages weight
  4. Increases sexual arousal
  5. Combats obesity
  6. Promotes better sleep
  7. Manages diabetes
  8. Prevents heart disease and stroke
  9. Increases sexual functioning and stimulation
  10. Prevents high blood pressure
   
verified by Psychology Today
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