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At Again Faster, we'll admit we're not experts on mental health, but we will take any opportunity to contribute, even in some small way, to helping end the stigma around discussing mental health.
We've heard so many stories from friends, family, customers, and colleagues about how exercise has had a positive impact on their mental health and wellbeing that there has to be some truth to it.
We just want to take this opportunity to share some of these stories about mental health and exercise, and wrap up by providing some helpful resources should you, or anyone close to you, be struggling with their mental health.
We put a call out to our followers on social media, asking them to share any stories they might have about the impact exercise has had on their lives and mental health specifically. We were overwhelmed by some of the responses, so we'll just let a few of them speak for themselves:
The evidence for the positive impact of exercise doesn't just come from stories like these - there's plenty of science backing it up too. Numerous studies over the last few decades have found that exercise can have a positive effect on your mental health. In particular, it is recognised for its role in reducing stress, anxiety, and even depression.
Just a small handful of studies on this include:
Lastly, we'd like to leave you with some vital resources, which may be helpful if you or someone close to you is struggling with their mental health.
Hopefully you have found something interesting, insightful or helpful in this article.
Have your own story to tell about the positive impact exercise has on your mental health? Or want to bring a charity/another mental health resource to our attention? We'd love to hear from you. Send us a message via social media or email.
From everyone at Again Faster, look after yourselves, and remember that keeping your mind in great shape is just as important (if not more so) than your body. Be kind to yourself and lift when you can.
And please, don't be afraid to seek out help if you have any concerns about your mental health, or the mental health of anyone close to you.
Links and content last updated/checked 11/05/2021.