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Crossfit Changed my OCD

I have thought a lot about why CrossFit training has been key to stopping my OCD. I think it boils down to being constantly challenged. In the beginning I was replacing my feelings of anxiety and self-doubt with a sense of achievement.

Developing A Fit Mind

I learned some fundamental human psychology to better understand the triggers for my Non Epileptic Anxiety Disorder and have managed to get myself to good health again. I owe so much of that to exercise.

Running for CALM

Despite the sore legs and tired muscles, my passion for running grew and it became my rush. The release that I had once found in alcohol and drugs, was now clean, pure and in my control. 

Channelling My Emotions

After a long-term struggle with mental illness and substance abuse issues, my brother sadly took his own life. Four years later and I have just completed a swim across the English Channel in his memory

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