Exercise is a proven pick me up – it’s one of the most effective means to boost the way we feel.
When we exercise endorphins are released into our blood stream. These are our body’s natural painkillers and have been scientifically proven to lift our mood.
If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, and help with recovery from mental health issues.
You don’t need to be Richie McCaw or Sophie Pascoe to get the benefits of exercise - even little spurts of low impact activity like walking can make a big difference (it seems Hippocrates was quite right - walking is our best medicine).
If you start off by doing 5 or 10-minutes of exercise you’ll be able to slowly increase over time as your body feels more energized.
Here’s some simple ways to get active during your day:
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