Exercise, impact factor in the mental health of the elderly

The mental disorders and behavior represent 12% of the burden of disease in the world according to data collected by the World Health Organization; however, the mental health budget in most countries is less than 1% of total health expenditure.

Mental health, including the way of thinking and emotions, is considered a key factor in composing the general health of an individual. Diseases such as anxiety and the depression, they can trigger alterations in endocrine and immune functions and increase the propensity for various organic diseases, says the WHO.

That is why the best way to get older is to try to stay active, physically and mentally. Food is an important part of comprehensive health, according to the needs that each person needs.

Publications by Dr. Mario Mercader of the UNAM, emphasize that the exercise is a very important factor in the impact on the mental health, since it has been observed that people who practice exercise , manage to manage stress better and are able to carry out better reasoning and issuing judgments, they also improve their character and have a more positive attitude towards life.

It is important that you take into account your own limitations and go with a doctor beforehand to advise you which is the most recommended exercise for you.

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