By now, you’ve heard it all. You know mental training has tangible benefits, but it doesn’t feel tangible. So, before I go into all the benefits of mental training, let me lead by example during Mental Health Awareness Month with a key pillar of mental training: vulnerability.
For years we have known that physical activity improves physical and mental health but only recently has mental health become more widely discussed in the public. This month as we celebrate mental health awareness we would like to highlight a few facts and tips regarding improving your mental health and getting active.
Physical activity is a crucial component to maintaining good health. It has long been proven that regular activity increases stamina, improves the way our bodies function and maintains a happy and healthy mind. So, what can sitting too much and not enough movement add up to?
The holidays have come and gone and with a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. Time to sit down and think about the year ahead and all that you want to accomplish. Find out about setting manageable goals to get active and stay healthy in 2017.
Injury prevention is key for any athlete to keep themselves in the game and at their best. A knee injury, however, can be especially devastating to an athlete’s career. There is a challenge in pinpointing exactly what makes a female athlete more vulnerable to ACL injuries compared to their male counterparts so we turned to WSF’s research study, “Her Life Depends On It III” to investigate further.
As Fall starts to creep in and classes resume and work picks up, many of us begin to transition back indoors and become more sedentary. We all know the physical benefits of staying active but the less tangible impact on mental health is still incredibly important to be cognoscente of and to stay educated about. We dove into our Her Life Depends On It III research to provide you with some of the top line facts regarding mental health and how it can be improved through physical activity.
Your collegiate athletic career is over. Your identity is no longer synonymous with your sport. New coworkers, roommates and passersby alike ask you what it must have been like to play collegiate ball. And while we all had diverse and unique experiences as athletes in college, what we all have in common is a structured youth. But now you don’t have that.
As we get older, it becomes increasingly more important that we pay attention to chronic diseases and staying healthy at all ages, giving special attention to mental diseases that have a greater risk with age. The good news is that we may already have part of the key to prevention — staying active.
Today, the average age a girl in the U.S. has her first drink is 13. It is important for young girls to be aware of the problems associated with drinking and how to best protect themselves so that they may live a healthy life both physically and mentally.
We all know sports are good for our bodies and help us learn important life lessons, but do we know about the impact of sports participation on decreasing the risk of teen substance abuse? There are many aspects to substance abuse and the areas we will focus on here are smoking, smokeless tobacco and illicit drug use using our research report ‘Her Life Depends On It III’.