Move For Mental Health


Cycling, swimming, running, walking, strength and conditioning, Yoga. The options are endless, and the choice is yours.

In recent years, mental health as an area of the human wellbeing has grown exponentially in importance. Along with the growing awareness in this area a lot of focus has been put on highlighting the different methods that can be used to maintain the positive course of every person’s life.

One of the most effective methods of protecting yourself against mental health issues is exercise. Exercise includes any activity that involves the activation of your body’s aerobic capacity. Research has shown the beneficial relationship between aerobic exercise and the prevention and treatment of specific conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic and chronic fatigue disorder. Aerobic exercise has also been proven to be useful to relieve tension and have a positive effect on anger management.

For someone who is suffering from low self-esteem, a sense of competition might be the best option to help them explore and discover self worth. Self-esteem is often described as the overall image we have about ourselves, it is completely subjective and therefore can change at any given moment. A positive self-image influences an individual’s decision making and sense of acceptance in society. When participating in competitive events, a person will begin to realise that they are able to compete with and against people from all backgrounds, but most importantly, that they are able to conquer their own expectations about themselves.

When considering stress and anger management, aerobic activity has the effect of enhancing the production of Serotonin. This neurotransmitter is considered to be the cause of happiness and pleasure in the body. Serotonin is a chemical that is produced by the Central Nervous System and one of its many functions is to bring a sense of wellbeing and satisfaction to the individual. It is not uncommon to hear an athlete discussing how happy they feel after competitive activity. Added to this, aerobic exercise improves the delivery and transfer of oxygen to your brain, giving you a sense of clarity when making important decisions in your life, like how to spend your salary, what job offer should be taken, vanilla or chocolate ice cream.

When considering many mental health conditions, it is important to remember that your body is your closest companion. It is the vehicle that provides your connection between your thoughts and the world around you and it needs to be cared for. At Davey Black we have the best female personal trainer Melbourne has seen and the most skilled and personable male personal trainer Melbourne has to offer. Our class sizes ensure that you get the range and variety of exercises that you require, all in a fun and encouraging small group training environment.

Remember to love who you are through safe exercise and healthy habits because a healthy body starts with a healthy mind.


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