Box for Health @ Scrapper Gym Swindon
Together, Suzie Reidand with support from Swindon Borough Council and volunteer coach Lewis Bird, we’ve decided to bring physical and mental health together. Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. Even a short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood. Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety. It also plays a role in preventing the development of mental health problems and in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems.
Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood. A study asked people to rate their mood immediately after periods of physical activity (e.g. going for a walk or doing housework), and periods of inactivity (e.g. reading a book or watching television). Researchers found that the participants felt more content, more awake and calmer after being physically active compared to after periods of inactivity. They also found that the effect of physical activity on mood was greatest when mood was initially low.
There are many studies looking at physical activity at different levels of intensity and its impact on people’s mood. Overall, research has found that low-intensity aerobic exercise – for 30–35 minutes, 3–5 days a week, for 10–12 weeks – was best at increasing positive moods (e.g. enthusiasm, alertness).
Session: Box For Health
Starts: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Length: 6 Weeks
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Price: £1 Donation Per Person
If you or anyone you know would like to attend, or would like to speak privately about the possibility of attending, please contact Lewis Bird on 07976 909660.