Physical activity can improve mental health. Positive effect of physical activity on depression and anxiety are
mentioned. Moreover physical activity increases resistance against memory loss during aging. Physical activity also
improves quality and life satisfaction in all age group; this fact was confirmed also in Czech children. Physical activity
should be sufficient, but not excessive, and it should be combined with pharmacotherapy in severe and long-term
depression. The kind of physical activity depends on the preferences and possibilities of patients; walking, yoga,
swimming, etc. are usually appropriate.
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