How can physical activity help my mental health?

Exercise has so many benefits for mental health and can have a positive impact on the body and the mind.

Physical activity is all about moving our bodies more and sitting
less. It doesn’t mean you have to go to a gym or start running as
there are many ways to move your body including walking and working
out at home.

We all know exercise is good for our bodies but it can also help us
maintain good mental health either on its own, or in combination with
other treatments.

There are many benefits for the mind when we engage in regular
physical activity including:

1. Better sleep  – feeling tired towards bedtime and better sleep quality

2. Happier mood – boosting the mind with feel-good hormones that give
you a lift and more energy

3. Effective management of stress and/or anxiety –  the body releases
hormones during exercise to help us combat stress. Physical activity
also helps us focus, provides distraction and can be a positive coping
strategy against stress and/or anxiety.

4. Better self-esteem – being more active can improve how you feel
about yourself and meet your goals

5. Lower risk of depression – regular exercise can reduce the risk of
developing depression and can play a huge role in recovering from it.

6.Positive social connections – group or team activities give you more
connections to like-minded people, and create new friends

At Motivate Bootcamp, we encourage all forms of physical activity and
cater for all abilities.

You can join us for a weekend at various locations for a Ladies
Fitness retreat, looking after your mind and body. Join us for a range
of exercise classes, relax in the spa and make new friends.

https://www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk/uk-bootcamps/2-day-bootcamp/

Fans of walking might enjoy a long weekend away of walking in some of
the UK’s beautiful hills. You could even invite your family or friends
along for our Walking Bootcamp too.

https://www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk/uk-bootcamps/3-day-bootcamp/

Or if you’re looking for an extended break to invest in yourself and
your health, we’d love to see you at one of our stunning villas in
Portugal. These Ladies only Bootcamps are ideal for a full week of
fitness, fun and feel good vibes.

https://www.motivatebootcamp.co.uk/portugal-bootcamp/

‘It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind
in vigor’  Marcus Tullius Cicero