Struggling with a sense of meaningless in our lives is a common phenomenon. There is also a significant association between meaninglessness and mental illness. The experience of a lack of meaning can be characterized by boredom, apathy, emptiness, anger, and cynicism. A person who feels that life is meaningless lacks direction, and questions the point of most of life’s activities. This void can lead to mental health issues like depression and reliance on drugs and alcohol to cope.
Exercise is one of the best strategies for maintaining our brain health and improving our mental health. Studies have demonstrated that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets our hearts pumping, improves the structure, function and connectivity of our brain.