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.
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.
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.
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.
As the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to change, it is important to be aware that many people are more susceptible to depression during the fall and winter seasons. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men but regular exercise can help protect from this disorder.
It’s surprisingly easy for women athletes to lose their focus when training ends, plans change, bodies change, life happens. What does exercise mean to you when it’s not instrumental to hitting a specific target? Why should you drive yourself to work out when the pain is there but the gain isn’t clear? What’s your motivation now?
When your daughter plays sports it can enhance your family’s dynamics. Sports help teach young girls important skills such as leadership, teamwork and confidence, all of which can lead to higher levels of family satisfaction in both single and dual-parent households.
Summer is wrapping up which means the school year is getting ready to begin: a time of year where stress is almost inevitable. It has long been said that regular participation in physical activity has the positive effect of elevating mood states, so why not begin now?
You’ve heard the health-and-fitness message your whole life: “To get healthy and fit, and stay that way, you need regular exercise—preferably, an intense workout three or four times a week for at least 40 minutes.” Incredibly, by just changing the message, we can transform this vicious cycle of failure into a sustainable cycle of success. So let’s change the message now!