Exercise for mental health

I have often heard it said that as little as 10 minutes of regular exercise can help alleviate depression. But even professionals don’t always make the link between mental and physical health. There are many reasons that physical activity is said to help mental health. It boosts mood, relieves stress and improves sleep.

Although the long-associated stigma attached to mental illness has faded in recent years, the services set up to provide assistance are still stretched and underfunded. With the caveat that exercise alone …

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23 Jun, 2019

Sleep exercises

If sleep is something you struggle with, these relaxation techniques should help you. Try one of the simple exercises below:

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery allows you to focus your attention on a story or image so that you feel you’re there enabling you to let go of your worries. Begin to visualise a memory, story or scene that made you feel …

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22 Apr, 2019

Tai Chi exercise

We know that Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that combines movement and relaxation, which is good for both the body and mind.

Tai Chi, knowing as “meditation in motion” is made up of a series of graceful movements that slowly transition smoothly into the next. It combines slow, deliberate movements and incorporates …

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18 Mar, 2019

Kickboxing

Whether you’re looking to increase your confidence, your strength or co-ordination, or you’re looking for a cardio workout, kickboxing is for you.

You’ll find kickboxing classes focus on everything from elements of dance, to self-defence, cardio conditioning and martial arts. Deciding which kind of class to attend is the first step in preparing long term …

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23 Jan, 2019

Benefits of Hiking

Walking is good for us and it’s a good mood motivator. Hiking, is essentially a long walk in the countryside.

Walking for long periods outdoors has many benefits and offers much more that nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. Hiking is really good for us, too. While hiking is a powerful cardio …

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22 Dec, 2018

Stretching & Balancing

Stretching and balancing exercises are good because they help keep our joints flexible, prevent stiffness and may help reduce our chance of injury during other activities.

Gentle stretching for 5 to 10 minutes, also helps your body warm up and get ready for aerobic activities such as walking or swimming, but some people find it easier to stretch after their activity ends …

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20 Nov, 2018
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