Exercise and Mental health

Below is what Sport England has to say about exercise and mental health –

There’s plenty of evidence that taking part in physical activity can have a profound and positive impact on mental wellbeing.

Being physically active can improve mood, decrease the chance of depression and anxiety and lead to a better and more balanced lifestyle.

How physical activity helps mental health
There are various ways that physical activity helps mental health, including:

Improved mood
Studies show that physical activity has a positive impact on our mood. One study asked people to rate their mood after a period of exercise (i.e. Weights session or cardio sesssion) and after inactivity (i.e. reading a book). Researchers found that people felt more awake, calmer and more content after physical activity.

For more information about the study, please see the Mental Health Foundation website.

Reduced stress
Being regularly active is shown to have a beneficial impact on alleviating stress. It can help manage stressful lifestyles and can help us make better decisions when under pressure.

Research on working adults shows that active people tend to have lower stress rates compared to those who are less active.

Increased self-esteem
Physical activity has a big impact on our self-esteem – that’s how we feel about ourselves and our perceived self-worth.

This is a key indicator of mental wellbeing. People with improved self-esteem can cope better with stress and improves relationships with others.

Depression and anxiety
Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” in preventing and managing mental health. Many GPs now prescribe physical activity for depression, either on its own or together with other treatments.

It’s effective at both preventing onset of depression and managing symptoms.

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Sunday: 7am to 8am & 1pm to 2pm

This will be a one hour slot with a maximum of 10 people. The gym will have been fully cleaned before arrival and staff members will be wearing PPE throughout the sessions.

We will be providing guidance and programmes for members plus wiping down any equipment used.
We feel at this time it has never been more important to be healthy. We want to help our community get fit and stay fit in a safe environment.

If this is something that interests you or you have family members or friends who would benefit from this, please let us know.

We look forward to helping ?

HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD YOU EXERCISE, HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR WORKOUTS BE?

Keeping active is crucial for staying healthy, and considering the recent revelation that 41 per cent of Britons aged 40-60 fail to walk for even ten minutes a month, you might be inclined to up your activity levels.

But it’s hard to know just how much exercise you should be doing to reach your fitness goals, be that weight loss or bulking up.

The type of workout you do ultimately depends on your ability, goals, likes and dislikes, equipment available, what injuries you have, and how much time you have available.

Whilst there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, there are principles and guidelines that you can follow and apply to your training to ensure you have a balanced, effective, safe and enjoyable workout regime.

How many days a week should you train?
This depends on your goal…If you are looking to increase your fitness level to stay healthy – twice a week for 45 mins a session and a plan to follow is a great start. If you are a fitness enthusiast looking to gain speed, strength or muscle. 4 times a week with a plan to follow will get you on your way.

How long should your workouts be?
Some people argue that you can get an effective and efficient workout in half an hour if you use the time wisely, but we believe that if you want to make real progress, you should be working out for 45 minutes to an hour.

we recommend spending 10 minutes warming up and mobilising your body, 30-40 minutes weight training, and five-10 minutes cooling down and stretching,

That said, half hour workouts can be useful for conditioning sessions or interval training.

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