What is mental health?

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Mental Health, the headline topic in the media. But what actually is it?

Mental health is very different to having a mental illness or a mental health problem. We all have a duty to look after our physical health and this is the same for your mental health. You see countless posts on Instagram about people becoming vegan because they believe it improves their physical health but people don’t often make drastic changes to improve their mental health.

According to the charity Mind, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year and 1 in 6 people report a common mental health problem (anxiety or depression) each week. Look around your colleagues at work or even your family, those are high statistics.

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150 squats a day challenge.

I mentioned this in one of my earlier blogs as one of my mini summer achievements. I used to get anxious and nervous in the gym when I wasn’t running on the treadmill or in a class as I didn’t know what to do . That is why I have created this blog to share everything I learn with all of you, as well as encouraging you to add exercise into your daily routine to improve your mental and physical health.

I read somewhere that working your way up to 150 squats a day could make a real difference to the appearance of your butt. I set this as a mini goal last summer to see how I felt afterwards.

This is the difference:

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