This years mental health awerness week is from 18th may 2020 to 24th May 2020.
This years theme is ‘Kindness’.
They have chosen kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.
At Everybodys Gym we have shown our Kindness by helping the community where we can. We have been helping deliver food to the most vulnerable from Late March and into the next few months too. The simple act of a socially distanced 5 min chat while delivering food can really brighten up someones day. We have given to our local COVID kindness team and we provided Free advice and workouts on our social media outlets.
Exercise has many benefits, not only for your physical health but also your mental health. In your brain, exercise stimulates chemicals that improve your mood and the parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning.
Benefits of exercise
Physical activity and exercise has many benefits. It can:
help you to feel better, even if you’re feeling okay
reduce the risk of illnesses like heart and lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s diseaseand Parkinson’s disease
help people recover from a stroke and many other illnesses and conditions
help you to lose weight if you want to, which is good for your health overall and might be good for your self-esteem
Mental health benefits of exercise
Exercise releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood. It can also get you out in the world, help to reduce any feelings of loneliness and isolation, and put you in touch with other people.
If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, and help with recovery from mental health issues.
It can also improve your sleep, which is important in many different ways.
Exercise and the mind
Exercise pumps blood to the brain, which can help you to think more clearly.
It increases the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.
It also increases the connections between the nerve cells in the brain. This improves your memory and helps protect your brain against injury and disease.
Stay Safe and keep exercising
Everybodys Gym Team