Today’ focus is on being Active, we have heard much about the positive impact of being active on our wellbeing over the past few weeks, as our ‘daily activity’ has many physical and mental health benefits. In the short term when we exercise we release endorphins and serotonin that make us feel happy and in the long term this can help reduce stress and help us to manage our mental health. Another great thing about being active is that it can be a free activity and we can involve others (if we want to), we should exercise for a minimum of 150 mins over a minimum of 3 sessions per week to ensure that we benefit from it. Benefits include the Reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic illnesses as well as improving memory and a 30% lower risk of depression.
The suggested activity today is to get outside after work for a walk, cycle or run, for a minimum of 30 minutes. For an additional boost head for natural spaces where there are either wide open fields, woodland or water as this helps to restore our mental energy resources. If you are lucky enough to find a beautiful spot, why not take a picture and post on social media for others to enjoy.
Finally, on Friday 26th June, Jo Boyd Head of wellbeing at Marshall Centre, will be hosting a webinar on stress management. Sign up to the webinar here
Tomorrow's blog will be all about mindfulness.