Let’s BE ACTIVE
But Why …….. ?
As we know Being Active is so important for our physical health, as it can boost our immune systems and reduce the risks associated with many physical health problems. However, Being Active is just as important and beneficial for our mental health too!
As life in these unprecedented times has been challenging and more so for people struggling with their mental health, we at Derby City Life Links have been trying to provide substantial support being mindful of the government’s guidelines. As part of this effort, for the Mental Health Awareness Week commencing on the 18th of May we are running online sessions each day till the 22nd of May. Please come and join in the talks, or check back during the week for reflections.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is all about KINDNESS, and today we want to discuss how Being Active is one way of showing ourselves the care and kindness we deserve.
Evidence shows that Being Active, even for just 15-30 minutes each day, can have positive effects on our mental health such as reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as helping to improve mood, sleep and memory. Whether we are active around the home, enjoy walks in our local area, or keep fit with exercise, the benefits are endless. By Being Active and taking care of our minds and bodies, we are showing ourselves great Kindness.