Sam from our information team blogs about keeping active.
At Mind, we've recently produced a new set of tips about physical activity. These aim to show how exercise can help boost your mental health and physical fitness.
When you’re feeling unwell, exercise can often be the last thing you feel like doing. The recent cold and snowy weather doesn't help, other responsibilities get in the way more than usual and it’s always difficult to get started with something new. People using medication to support them with a mental health problem can also struggle with common side effects like lethargy and tiredness too.
Although hiding at home under the duvet can often feel like a more appealing option, we know that physical activity can help both your mental and physical wellbeing. Although it might not always be the case that a healthy body equals a healthy mind, there are proven benefits to keeping active.
How can exercise help me?
Where do I start?
How do I get myself motivated?
Do you find exercise helps your mental health? How do you motivate yourself? What do you like to do when it’s cold and wet outside?
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