Kanye West: Exercising his way to renewed mental health

Kanye West: Exercising his way to renewed mental health

On Nov. 21, 2016, Kayne West got admitted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center to get emergency treatment for severe exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Post his mental breakdown and eight-day hospitalization, West is now working his way out to have better mental health and a good sleep routine.

In order to keep his mind clear of all negativity, the 39-year-old rapper is doing workouts five to six days a week since his release. He is being rigorously trained by the celebrity trainer Don Brooks, who has trained the Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe as well.

According to TMZ, exercise has been crucial for the singer’s recovery post his mental breakdown. Kanye, along with his trainer, usually works out for two hours at a time, at the singer’s home gym or other local spots and their sessions include resistance training, skipping as well as one-to-one basketball.

Several news reports cited that Kanye’s mental status was affecting his relationship with Kim. Divorce rumors have been doing the rounds which were later put to rest as Kanye’s workout sessions seemed to stabilize his mental equilibrium and improved his relationship with his wife. In fact, the regular workout sessions were putting all his frustrations to rest and helping him to spend quality time with his family.

Kardashian family glued to workouts

It is a well-known fact that when it comes to the Kardashian family, intense workout is the preferred means to get on with life post a harrowing experience. Kim, herself, after the terrifying robbery of Paris, is looking forward for a better 2017. Unlike Kanye, she, however, prefers to keep her workouts in-house with her personal trainer.

On the other hand, Khloe Kardashian’s obsession with the gym began post her divorce from Lamar Odom. Not just her, in 2015, Kourtney Kardashian also started intense workouts after splitting with Scott Disick. As cited above, Kanye’s long workouts are giving him a new direction and renewing his relationship with his wife, Kim.

Mental health benefits of exercise

While exercise is known to be beneficial for one’s physical health, it is also effective in improving one’s mental and emotional health. Regular exercise relieves stress, improves memory and sleep, and gives strength to cope with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), exercises including swimming, jogging, cycling, walking, dancing and gardening help reduce anxiety and depression.

Low intensity and moderate exercises conducted for 15 to 30 minutes and performed for a minimum three times a week for 10-weeks, or longer, are known to improve the condition of individuals with elevated levels of anxiety and depression, according to one of the studies by NCBI.

Following are some of the health benefits of regular exercise:

  • Stress-free life
  • Improved sleep
  • Better mood
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness
  • Weight loss

Road to recovery

Physical activities can immensely help individuals suffering from mental health disorders. They not only help control negative thoughts and behavior but also improve self-esteem and motivation levels.

If you or someone you know is suffering from any kind of mental illness, it is time to seek professional help and treatment. Contact Sovereign Health to get access to our top mental health treatment centers in Los Angeles. Call at our 24/7 helpline number 866-973-7164 or chat online with our experts to know about our state-of-the-art mental health facilities in Los Angeles that give personalized care and treatment with the help of certified medical practitioners.

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