One in four adults experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do. World Mental Health Day will be on
10 October 2018. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness.
If you have or experience mental health or know anyone then regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, and anxiety. It relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. Just one hour of physical activity each week can makes a huge difference.
Let’s go forth and conquer!!🤝💪🏼 1️⃣ WALK - the simplest and most accessible exercise. Try and reach a goal of 10,000 steps or more a day. Explore the city or the tranquility of your nearest park.
2️⃣ YOGA - a recent article from Harvard Health Medical School reported that for many patients dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, yoga may be a very appealing way to better manage symptoms. Indeed, the scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent.
3️⃣ SWIMMING - low impact and non-weight bearing. Go swim for 10 minutes at your local swimming pool. Even better find a Lido or open water. “Studies among both amateur and professional swimmers have shown that those who swim regularly experience less tension, depression and anger after a session in the pool, and they gain significantly more energy through swimming than through other types of exercise.” 4️⃣ CYCLING - research from the medical journal “The Lancet” stated that riding a bike, either indoors or outside
enjoyed 21.6 percent fewer bad mental health days.
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