Tagged: exercise


The Importance of Setting Goals

I recently ran my first ever race and it got me thinking about how
exercise has played a role in my mental health. Finishing the race was a huge victory for me, for a couple of reasons.


A Good Stretch

Stretching your body is a good thing. It’s highly recommended, especially if you’re active. Even if you aren’t, there are still health benefits to even the slightest movements with the body, especially mentally. While...


Learning to Run

Sometimes all we want to do when going through a hard time is to run away from all our problems. This can be especially true when dealing with a mental illness, when our thoughts...


Behavioral Methods to Manage Depression

Oftentimes when a person is depressed they may feel tired, as well as have a lack of motivation and energy. These changes in mood can lead a person who is depressed not to carry out...


Reducing Stress with Easy Yoga

Anxiety is a huge mental stressor. When we feel anxious, our body’s “fight or flight” response kicks in. Fight or flight prepares us to struggle or escape. This response starts in your brain and branches into...


Gaining Momentum

When you’re struggling with a mental illness, it can be hard to find the energy to get through each day. Our days are often pretty busy, and it can feel increasingly overwhelming if you...


Motivation to Move!

We’ve all heard about how exercise can help reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms. However, despite knowing how much it can help, it can still be difficult to find the motivation to get off the...