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World Health Organization estimated that around 150 million population of the world is in distress and suffers from psychological disorders. The urban lifestyle has increased communications but eliminated the space and nature of the life in cities, the major source of stress on human psyche. A lot osf research is now been done in this context and it is found that physical exercises can increase brain functioning by helping people in the treatment of mental illnesses and prevail over depression and anxiety. Today psychologists are also changing their traditional clinical perspective and focusing on modern ways of treating their patients through physical activity programs. Mental health professionals are encouraging people to increase physical exercise in order to retain and enhance good mental health. Research findings suggest that a positive correlation exist among exercise and improved mental health including mood and self-esteem. Studies relating to clinical trial show that by including exercise with psychotherapy the psychological benefits associated are improved. Therefore, for healthy individuals exercise works as prevention from illness, whereas for those suffering from illness, exercise assists treatment. Any physical activity like playing sports, exercising, meditation etc. can have an important role evenly on the physical and mental health of people of all ages as it contributes to healthy lifestyle. This article tries to examine the effect of physical activity that determines the positive effects on individual development and help receive social, psychological, and emotional benefits for people of all ages.