It’s been week of promoting awareness of mental health issues. Over here in our little crew we fully understand the link between physical activity and mental health. Is it a magical cure, no. Can it be a really positive and influential tool to manage mental health, most definitely. Even more so if that activity takes place outdoors. A study by The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry found that exercising outdoors showed a measurable increase in someones mental well being. More research is needed into this but it’s clear to the EFF - Move where you can, if it’s in a gym or at home, great. If it’s outside, even better. Get away from the screens and connect with yourself through the medium of activity. By creating these positive habits you’re going to give yourself a foundation to make improvements in other areas of your life.
As we said, physical activity is no magical cure. If you’re feeling it, talk to someone. Don’t struggle alone. If you’re around the Eltham area, come along on Wednesday’s. You might just make something click.
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