6 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise: The physical benefits of regular exercise are fairly obvious and well documented. Along with weight loss and increased energy, exercise can also provide many mental health benefits that the general public is less aware of. Even if you hate the idea of an intense session at the gym, the life-changing improvements to your brain should not be ignored. Most people would likely choose to vegetate on the couch rather than go for a long run. This infographic will hopefully convince you to trade the potato chips for dumbbells. Do you want to feel better about yourself and think more clearly? Then get moving!