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Prescribing Physical Activity

Making physical activity a routine part of clinical care

Rethink Mental Illness

Being active can be beneficial to both your mental and physical health. Moderate exercise can help to improve your mood and general wellbeing and help you to feel better about yourself.

Benefits physical activity can have on your mental health:

  • Can help your body release ‘good hormones’ endorphins; these can improve your mood
  • Doing fitness routines can help manage your mental health
  • Having fitness goals may help with motivation
  • Can help change your body; this may help you feel more confident
  • Can help with concentration
  • Can help you get a better night sleep

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Rethink Mental Illness

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