It’s common knowledge that even a little bit of exercise is good for the body, but recent studies show that getting in shape also has great benefits for your emotional wellbeing.
That’s right, simply by joining your mates for a game, going for a run or ditching the car for a bike or a pair of runners can help fine-tune your mind as well! Looking after your body may help prevent and treat mental health conditions, as well as lifting your overall mood and reducing your risk of developing depression and dementia as you age.
With mental health issues becoming more of an issue in our society (1 in 5 experience mental health issues in any given year), now’s the time to start pounding the pavement!
The emotional wellbeing benefits of exercise include:
- More energy and ‘spark’
- May reduce anxiety and lift your mood
- Team sports improve your social connections
- Better sleep
- Improved self-confidence
- Helps reduce stress
- Improved concentration
- Helps you divert your thoughts
- Improves resilience and hardiness.
With so many benefits, we reckon there’s more than enough reasons to get active, starting today!
Changing for Good welcomes new participants who have successfully completed a men’s behaviour change program and want extra support in their efforts at change. We also welcome participants who have difficulty accessing a men’s behaviour change program for a variety of reasons. Just call 1300 015 120 and leave a message with your name and contact details and one of the team will follow up with you.