Exercise for Mental Health
One in four of us will experience a mental health issue, such as anxiety and depression, at some point in our lives. However, only one in eight adults with a mental health issue are currently receiving treatment. Traditional treatments such as talking therapies can be costly, and some people do not feel comfortable taking medication.
However, exercise can be used as a complementary or alternative therapy. Evidence shows that regular physical activity, including resistance training and cardiovascular exercise, can help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and can significantly improve mood and self-esteem.
There are many theories behind why this is, but it's likely to be a combination of biological, psychological and social factors. Read my blog post on this topic for more information here.
If you are struggling with your mental health, you may like to try exercise either alone or alongside more traditional talking therapies or medication. I will help you to build confidence in and out of the gym, so you feel like the best version of yourself. You will achieve things you never imagined you could, and I hope, discover the joy that movement can bring.