National Workouts and Wellbeing Week 2020
23rd – 29th March
A large body of research shows that exercise and mindfulness can significantly improve one’s mental health and wellbeing. Exercise has proven to boost mood and optimism, help overcome negative thoughts, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve self-esteem.
Exercise promotes a series of changes in the brain, such as neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns, that cause a feeling of calmness and happiness.
At the same time, mindfulness practice can help you remain focused on the present. Mindfulness exercise boosts self-awareness and self-compassion, raises resilience, and helps you cope with stress, thus offering positive coping strategies for managing mental health problems and improving your mental health and wellbeing.