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How is my mental health?
|Duration||1 Hour 19 Minutes 22 Seconds|
|Description||This Nov 2020 Why Sports webinar comes with a trigger warning. Some of the information within this video is associated to suicide, physical and sexual abuse. The stigma associated with mental health problems means that many people don't feel they can share their feelings. This means people sometimes feel uncomfortable speaking about their experiences but it is healthy to know and to share how you are feeling. "There's plenty of evidence that taking part in physical activity can have a profound and positive impact on mental wellbeing. Being physically active can improve mood, decrease the chance of depression and anxiety and lead to a better and more balanced lifestyle" - Sport England. Physical activity is not only great for your body but it's great for your mind too. Research has shown that physical activity activates and releases chemicals in the brain that make you feel good, boost your self-esteem, enhance concentration, improve our body image and helps our sleep patterns. All of this for free! There are many ways that we can be active and in turn, improve our mental health. Taking part in regular activity can increase our ability to meet old and new friends/colleagues and can be a well-earned break away from the rigours of day to day life.|