With statistics such as nearly 1 in 2 Australians experiencing a mental health disorder in their lifetime and 1 in 5 experiencing a disorder in the last 12 months. This can range from people with mild anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, severe depression, and bipolar disorder.
It is likely that someone you are know is dealing with some form of mental health issue.
So how can CrossFit help?
MENTAL HEALTH& CROSSFIT
CrossFit could be the solution for those looking to improve their mental health
Exercise releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood. It can also get you out in the world, help to reduce any feelings of loneliness and isolation, and put you in touch with other people.
Based on these results, we can see that exercise has been shown to improve mental health and overall quality of life.
CrossFit can equal healthy mental health.
THE MULTIPLE BENEFITS OF CROSSFIT
We hear it all the time:
Exercise isn’t just good for the body; it’s good for the mind too.
Not only does regular exercise improve body composition, but it also does all of the following:
- Increase fitness
- Reduce the risk of various health issues
- Exercise is also a tried and true way to both reduce stress
- Improve mental functioning
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Helps with Insomnia
- And so much more.
Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, explains CrossFit as a mixture of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning.
It doesn’t focus on only one part of your body but rather on building your overall strength and fitness.
While there are a lot of great physical perks and a host of CrossFit body transformations, there are also a lot of mental benefits. Check out the video below to see what CrossFit Marrickville is about…
If you want to be part of a gym that offers a great community and supports each other for a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle, CrossFit Marrickville is right for you.
Looking at starting your fitness journey the right way!
Book your free trial class here at CrossFit Marrickville and we can help get you started.