Breast cancer and me.

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One of the reasons I wanted to create a fitness blog which focuses on improving your mental well-being as well as your physical well-being is because my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of last year. My mum has had a lot of things wrong with her health over the last few years with breast cancer just being one of many. She is always very upbeat and tries to make a positive out of everything (a bit like me) although sometimes you can’t help but get very down and depressed about things.

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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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