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Moving for your mood


“Moving for your mood”


By Dara Mc Daid

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574430531538{padding-left: 100px !important;}”]With winter upon us and the winter blues slowly creeping around in the dark, I thought it the perfect time to bring your attention to the importance of just getting out and about, or mabe even trying somthing different.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1726″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]You almost certainly already know that an inactive lifestyle contributes to an
increase in ailments such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer,
osteoporosis, and a reduced life expectancy.
But how often do you consider the contribution of physical activity to
your mental well-being?
In this town we all too well know of the devastation that mental ill health can
cause. Rates of depression and anxiety are at their highest. Undoubtedly, many
aspects of & quot; modern life & quot; increasing social isolation, poor diets, a focus on money and image contribute to this state. However, inactivity is another key factor.

Your mind and your body are intimately connected, while your brain controls
how you move, the way you move can also affect the way you think. Most of us
find that a simple walk or workout improves our mood almost immediately. It
works both ways, for example when you are feeling tired or sad you move more
slowly. Exercise is well known to stimulate the body to produce the body’s
natural feel-good hormones which can make problems seem more manageable. The simple act of focusing on exercise can give us a break from
current concerns and damaging self-talk.

Research now shows us that exercise reduces the likelihood of depression and also maintains mental health as we age.
So if you find yourself feeling down try increasing your movement, even small
improvements in exercise levels or diet create a positive upward spiral that will
help your focus and deal with life’s problems even if that seems unimaginable
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