Switch up your exercise routine to keep your mind healthy

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Researchers from the University of Basel discovered that it's not just how much exercise you do, but what type of exercise that leads to changes in your body. 

A walk in the morning, going for a run in the evening or walking to buy groceries could all help to boost wellbeing rather than just doing one type of exercise, which could become monotonous and unenjoyable if done repeatedly.

READ MORE | Your mental health, memory and mood muscles will thank you for getting more exercise this year 

The researchers acknowledge that due to the Covid-19 global pandemic it would be difficult to vary exercise but they suggest even a slight switch up could be hugely beneficial.

The team collected GPS data for more than 1 000 patients who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions and had agreed to take part in the study. 

They followed their movement for a week and found that the more people moved and the more varied their movements, the greater the sense of wellbeing.

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