Physical Activity & Mental Health

 

 

Keeping active during these difficult times is not only good for your physical health but is a great way to look after your mental wellbeing too.

Even moderate levels of physical activity for short periods have been shown to release feel-good hormones that improve mood, boost energy levels, reduce tension and improve sleep.

 

If you find yourself worrying about your health or loved ones far away, struggling to sleep or feeling a bit deflated and lacking drive or maybe concerned about work and the future you are not alone. In fact, more than half the adult population are experiencing these feelings.

So, why not take advantage of the allowed daily activity and join the 70% of people in Cornwall who already benefit from the mental wellbeing delivered by regular activity and the best thing of all is it's available to everyone and is free!! 

 

 

We have put together some further information on activities that are appropriate for everyone during this time so whether you are staying at home or managing to get outdoors there should be something for everyone.

Physical activity is one part of the 5 ways to mental wellbeing.

 

Mind - ‘For better mental health'
Mental Health charity Mind have created the 'Get Set To Go' programme with the tag line - being active can change your life.
It features motivational stories and practical ideas to help you get started with physical activity.

Visit www.getsettogo.mind.org.uk to give it ago. 

Get Set To Go - FlyerMental Health Foundation Guide

 

General support for your mental wellbeing please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/mental-health/

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