Looking after number one
I have always been a believer in physical exercise as a great way of clearing my head and making room for myself just to be me. Does that sound weird; 6 years ago I had never run anywhere for fun, as a keen sportsman running was just part of the mechanics of a game. It was only when I stopped playing squash that I considered doing something just for me, walking, though enjoyable didn’t seem to fit the bill. Running can be social it can be competitive but it can also be meditational, regardless of the weather, but ultimately is all about you, there will be good runs and not so good runs, but even a bad run can help you become more positive. If you have struggled to get out throughout lockdown, lacking motivation, perhaps you just have lost your mojo for running. I want to help you get back to where you want to be.
Running can control stress and boost the body’s ability to deal with existing mental tension. Exercise also increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that helps moderate the brain’s response to stress. Taking your run outside on a sunny day helps your body produce Vitamin D, a nutrient that can lessen your likelihood of experiencing depressive symptoms.