Supporting Mental Health With Activity

May 16th, 2024

The US department of Health and Human Services recognizes the month of May as Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This annual event has taken place since 1983, and this year’s focus is on the positive impact that physical activity can have on mental health. 

Their offical statment is as follows:

“The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is highlighting the important relationship between physical activity and mental health this year. For people of all ages, leading an active lifestyle not only enhances physical fitness but also contributes significantly to mental well-being. Physical activity can help reduce feelings of anxiety, improve sleep quality, and more! Additionally, incorporating physical activity into your daily routine can boost self-esteem, and participating in organized sports can foster a sense of belonging and social connection that is essential to good mental health.” 

Their “Move Your Way” webpage is a great spot to find out more info on how to get and stay more active in your day to day life. 

I also wrote a couple of short articles on how to get more active, and on the benefits of strength training beyond muscle growth

Click the links to have a look!

If you are having trouble staying active due to aches and pains, we can help! Schedule today for an assessment and treatment.