Exercise for depression

Being depressed can leave you feeling low, lacking motivation and energy or feeling isolated from others which may prevent you from being more active.

Research shows that regular exercise can boost your mood instantly, and it’s especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression.

“Exercise should be something you enjoy; otherwise, it will be hard to find the motivation to do it regularly.“

It is recommended to do 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week. Start slow and build up. Any exercise is better than none. Even a 10 minute brisk walk can help you relax, clear your mind and make you feel happier.

We are pleased to work alongside The Studio, Gainsborough. They are not your ‘usual’ gym, instead it is all about ‘wellbeing through fitness’. All their instructors have a vast knowledge of supporting those with mental health through exercise, getting to know you on an individual basis and helping you achieve your goals. The crew are one big family and this helps to provide a valuable support network.

Worrying about starting exercise then contact us via Facebook, phone or email support@bethedifference.org.uk and we will help you discover the importance of exercise and can even come along with you to start with. Whether its spinning or walking, personal trainer sessions, kettlebells, boogie bounce or dance.

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