World Mental Health Day: Are You Mentally Fit?

by The Know

It’s a fact that one in five Australians have suffered some form of diagnosed mental illness at some stage in the past year. The good news is, that with the right treatment, the great majority recover or manage their illness successfully.

Exercise is proven to help!

Along with medical and psychological treatment regimes exercise is considered an important contributor to recovery and management of mental health issues, Numerous medical studies have proven that exercise can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression and both protect against and slow, the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Why does it work?

Exercise releases chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin that are the bodies own feel good drugs. More than that it can also get you socialising with people which can help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation and puts you “in the moment” that can help distract you from your issues. Achieving exercise goals no matter how small also builds up your self-confidence. Kicking for goal, working the bag in the garage, running in the rain or simply going for a run takes you to a place where worries fade away.

No matter who you are, there’s something for you!

Regardless of your age, size or sporting background Your Local Experts at SportsPower can help you find the right equipment and apparel to get you motivated and ready for the next step in your sporting (and life) journey.