Mental Health Awareness Week: Keep Active for a Healthy Mind.

  • 14 May 2024
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Keep Active for a Healthy Mind.
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Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from May 13th to May 19th each year, is a powerful reminder of how important it is to take care of our mental well-being. Whether it's happening right now or in a few months, this week is all about getting real about mental health and finding ways to put our well-being first.

The goal is simple: let's create a world where we've got each other's backs and no one feels afraid to ask for help when they need it. And guess what? One of the best things we can do for our mental health is to get moving!

Exercise isn't just great for our bodies; it's like a superpower for our minds too. It can help us stress less, feel less anxious or down, and give us a boost in confidence and brain power. Whether you're into a relaxing walk, some gentle yoga, or a heart-pumping workout, getting active releases those feel-good endorphins that lift our mood.

Now, I know starting a fitness routine can feel overwhelming, but don't worry—just take it one step at a time. Set small, achievable goals and find activities you actually enjoy, like dancing, swimming, or exploring the great outdoors. The key is to make it fun and rewarding!

But here's the best part: You don't have to do it alone. Grab a buddy, rope in your family, or join a local fitness group to stay motivated and connected. Working out together not only makes it more enjoyable but also helps us feel supported and understood.

And hey, technology is on our side too! Check out these four awesome apps that can help you stay on track and turn fitness into a social experience:
 

Headspace

This app is like a personal zen master, offering guided meditation and mindfulness exercises to help you de-stress, focus better, and find your inner peace.

Strava

 Track your workouts and join a vibrant community of fitness lovers who will cheer you on every step of the way!

Fitbit

This cool app and device duo keeps an eye on your activity, sleep, and more, giving you personalized tips to smash your goals.

Calm

With a huge library of guided meditations, soothing stories, and calming tunes, this app is like a spa day for your mind.

So, this week, let's make a promise to put our mental well-being first. By staying active, supporting each other, and using the tools available to us, we can become stronger, happier versions of ourselves. Remember, it's not just about individual journeys; it's about creating a world where we build each other up and shatter the stigma around mental health. Together, we've got this!


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Being active will always help in one form or another but telling people how you feel is the most important thing you can do when suffering with your mental health 👍

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Being active will always help in one form or another but telling people how you feel is the most important thing you can do when suffering with your mental health 👍


Great suggestion! Love a good walk at the beach.

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