The Role of Regular Exercise in Psychological Health: A Mini Review

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Tatlıbal P., Oral O. , Tatlıbal C.

Orthopedic Research Online Journal, no.8, pp.925-928, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Orthopedic Research Online Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.925-928


The concept of healthy life is evaluated together with both physical and psychological health. Enjoying life, happiness and quality of life will only be possible with the combination of physical, and psychological health. Some unusual and unexpected events that can be experienced from time to time in human life like sadness, anxiety, stress and similar psychological negativities. In such cases, feelings such as apathy, reluctance, sadness, unhappiness, pessimism, hopelessness and guilt is often seen in daily life habits. It has been determined that the individual moves away from social life and the quality of life decreases gradually due to the sense of helplessness felt against the disease. And in these mood disorders, it is observed that the individual tends to decrease in work performance, decrease in daily life activities and not enjoyment, and gradually deteriorate social relations. And in the following processes, the quality of life of the individual may deteriorate due to the negative effects on the individual’s psychological and cognitive performance. However, it’s understood that physical activity can not only help prevent psychological illness but do a lot of good in treating it. Exercise does not limit itself to just being about aerobic capacity, strength, or the size of muscles. It is beneficial for physical health, it cuts excess weight, improves one’s mood. And also, weight balance is very important for a healthy life. Maintaining weight balance, that is, regular exercise habits is as important as healthy nutrition in weight control. In its most general definition, exercise can be defined as a series of activities that occur with energy consumption by using muscles and joints in daily life, increase heart and respiratory rate and result in fatigue of different intensities. It is certain that the quality of life will increase with the positive contributions of exercise in weight control, which is necessary for a healthy life.