Todays starts the beginning of Mental Health Awareness week.
This week we will be focussing on how important it is to talk and share your problems and worries, how to deal with someone that you may be worried about and of course how exercise can greatly effect the mind and help with mental health.
Todays article is from Coach Alison on why exercise is good for the soul.
Exercise & mental health – exercise is increasingly being advocated as a means to maintain and manage good mental health . Research shows that exercise is linked to improvements in our mental state and reduces the feelings of low self esteem.
Exercise releases chemicals called endorphins and serotonin that improve our mood – if you exercise regularly it can reduce your stress levels and symptoms of mental health such as depression and anxiety .
Exercise isn’t just about aerobic capacity and muscle size & strength, along with these physical attributes people who exercise regularly find it gives them an enormous sense of well being. Sleep is better, memories are sharper and people generally feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives.
Regular activity is an investment in your mind and body. When it becomes a habit it encourages your sense of self worth and makes you feel strong and powerful . Increasing your heart rate several times a week will give you more get up and go as well.
No matter what age you are, or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better . Exercising regularly will boost your immune system and reduce the impact that our daily stresses have on us .
If you’re under a cloud and feeling overwhelmed, set yourself small goals . Plan your workouts, get your steps up – even a 20 minute walk can help clear your mind and boost your energy levels .
If there is anything in the article you want to discuss further or need help regarding anything Mental health related then please get in touch and we can connect you to the right people.