We all know that being physically active is good for our bodies. But our physical health and mental health are closely linked – so physical activity can be very beneficial for our mental health and well-being too.
Lots of us don’t get enough exercise to stay healthy, but physical activity is particularly important if you have a mental health problem. This is because people with mental health problems are more likely to have a poor diet, smoke or drink too much alcohol, or be overweight/obese (this can be a side effect of taking medication).
So if you have a mental health problem, the health benefits of becoming more physically active are even more significant.
We are committed in working with our partners to develop, support and raise awareness around mental health and advocate the huge benefits that being active can bring. Permalink