Sporting Heads - Exploring the impact of Sport and Exercise on Mental Health
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Rebuilding My Relationship with Running
Sep 30, 2019
Perfectly Imperfect at Running
Running Myself Sober
When I am Running, I Feel Free
Running For My Reason
Joining the Sober Movement
The novelty of running early on a Saturday morning without a hangover has never worn off. It always fills me with gratitude and pride and kick starts my weekend with an amazing endorphin rush.
I Am the Master of my Fate
I had spent 10 years avoiding attention due to mental illness and my embarrassment, now I was telling my Invictus story to the BBC
Running to the Extreme
Exercise had taken over my life. I lived to get faster race times and would feel depressed if I didn’t improve. Nothing else mattered.
The Mental Health Runner
Psychosis for me feels like someone has taken control of my actions and all I can do is sit and watch. Running helps to ground me and prevent any form of psychosis.
Dynamic Running Therapy
What happens when you incorporate running into a psychotherapy session? Read our interview with the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy
I Can See Clearly Now
At 22 stone, I told my wife I needed to get fit. She just smiled and said she had heard it all before, but this time I was on a mission
Moving out of your Comfort Zone
I’m standing at the start of the Edinburgh Marathon feeling like a bit of a fraud. Trying to be something I’m not. Who am I to think I can run a marathon?
My Running Focus Has Shifted
I have competed in more than 60 marathons and ultra-marathons, but now running is my way of coping with the enormous stress of dealing with chronic illness in a loved one
Run Talk Run with Jess Robson
We spoke to Jess, founder of RunTalkRun, about the community running group and her own struggles with bulimia, anxiety and depression
Running Rings Round my Mental Health
Seven years ago my anxiety was off the scale and suicidal thoughts were coming regularly. Now I have rediscovered exercise and the positive effects have been immense
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