October 10th is World Mental Health Day. The World Health Organization’s objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues worldwide and to mobilize efforts to support mental health. “The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.”
As fitness and wellness professional, we work to support all aspects of health for our clients and participants. The rise of depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the prevalence of heart disease, has provided us an opportunity to strengthen mental health through fitness more than ever before.
Results recently presented from a study looked at it more closely “As exercise decreases cardiovascular risk, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital hypothesized that individuals with anxiety and depression may have a greater benefit from exercise than their counterparts.” The study found that exercise had an even greater impact on reducing cardiovascular risk for people suffering from anxiety and depression. This article in Cardiology Advisor goes into more detail.
As our clients are now more in-tuned to their physical, mental, and social health and seeking the support to achieve their goals we have oodles of opportunities at our fingertips.
I’m happy to provide you simple ways you can coach them to strengthen their resilience and cope with mental health challenges. Click here for your free 10 Ways to Strengthen Mental health Through Fitness Workbook.
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