Have you ever thought about the way that fitness impacts our mental health? May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than by talking about the incredible ways that fitness can improve our mental health!
Not only does fitness help us feel good on the outside, but it also has a magical way of transforming our mental state. When we work out, our bodies release endorphins, which help to boost our mood! They make us feel happier, more energised, and ready to take on the world.
Plus, when we set and achieve fitness goals, it gives us a sense of accomplishment and pride. It's like winning a gold medal, except the medal is better health and a stronger mind! So if you're feeling stressed, down, or just need a little pick-me-up, go for a walk or run. Your body and mind will thank you.
And let's not forget about the social aspect - joining a fitness class or team can help build a sense of community and belonging, which is essential for our mental health. Stepper and fitness enthusiast Marie can attest to this. After moving to a new city, she was able to find community and like-minded people who through fitness, became family to her. Not only did she find comfort in building a community, but she was also able to discover gems in her area and get to know the new city she moved to while walking.
So, let's lace up those sneakers and get moving, because our mental health deserves a workout.
While walking, you may choose to listen to a guided meditation to help you be mindful and appreciate that time you have dedicated to better yourself.
Orr maybe you’re going at a faster pace and need something to keep you moving. Try listening to a great playlist to help you to keep you motivated, and get those steps in!
With Step App, not only are you able to feel better when you move, but you can also earn. An all round winning situation. And don’t forget, rest days are a crucial part of your fitness routine, giving your body time to recover, rebuild, and come back stronger.
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