The news seems to be one long stream of negative information at the moment. Covid, wars and financial uncertainty, it’s just one thing after another. It’s easy to get bogged down with all the bad news and end up worrying and putting ourselves under immense stress. Because many (or most) of us are finding it hard to cope with all the negativity, this month we are going to look at how staying active and healthy can help us get through the tough times.
Exercise to Improve your Mood
Exercise is a great way to lift our mood and help us feel more positive. Sticking to a routine such as a daily walk is a great way to stay active and if you add in a weekly class you will get the added benefits of meeting up with friends and talking about any worries you might have. Exercise doesn’t have to cost money either, we will all be looking at ways to save money in the coming months but that shouldn’t mean we neglect our physical and mental health.
Here are some of our recommendations for keeping active to improve your mental well-being:
Healthy Body - Healthy Mind
Staying active, eating a balanced diet and incorporating weekly strength training into your routine is a great way to keep your body in shape and help you stay on top of negative feelings and worries. Try not snack on too many sugary treats- these are fine in small amounts but the quick sugar high will not last as long as the positive effects you will get from regular exercise and healthy foods.
Contact Amanda or more information on classes, one-to-one training sessions and nutrition advice.
*Always speak to your GP or medical professional before embarking on a new exercise regime.
If you are suffering from more than a few worries or low mood then do seek professional advice - the NHS has some helpful resources here.