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ARGH! Exercise…. the awful dreaded ‘E’ word.mental-health-300x200.jpg

It really can be so difficult to find the motivation and time to get out of bed and go for a walk, or even use that gym membership. For people with mental health conditions (anxiety and depression being the most common) it can be difficult to summon the energy to get on with your day, let alone exercise.

However… Working on improving your physical health is proven to have outstanding impacts on your mental well-being!

Exercise is brain food.

FACT: It can be as effective as antidepressant medication in the treatment of mild- moderate depression; AND it is a natural anti anxiety treatment [1]. FACT: maintaining structured exercise programe can prevent relapses of poor mental health. FACT: exercise is promoted neural growth! It helps with memory! fighting dementia and the effects of aging .

Remember: we are not born with the knowledge on how to exercise correctly. At Aim Physio we offer a fully integrated Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology program to find the right way to exercise for you.

So if you are looking for:

  • Non-pharmacological management of pain.
  • An individualised exercise program to improve mood and promote well-being.
  • A way to relieve the symptoms associated with your mental health diagnoses
  • Tactics to breakdown the barriers to exercise, (including that time and motivation factor).
  • Independence. Especially maintaining independence as we get older.

 

Physiotherapy and exercise can help address body impairments such as pain, stiffness, falls risk, headaches, incontinence etc (the list is long). By addressing these, you can help regain control your body and make a positive impact on your mental well-being.

If you are reading this and are interested in any of the above points then we very excited to meet you! Or if you would like to read more:

  1. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/musculoskeletal-conditions-mental-disorder/format
  2. https://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/DocumentsFolder/Advocacy_Position_Mental_Health_2011.pdf 
  3. [1]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3674785/

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