April: Stress Awareness Month

Thursday, 1st April 2021

April is stress awareness month, which has been held every year since 1992! Its aim is to increase awareness about stress in today’s world and help people talk about and deal with stress and learn how it impacts their life.

This year in particular has been stressful for many of us, and we’re all relieved that lockdown restrictions are starting to ease and our facilities will soon be able to reopen.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of people have felt so stressed over the last year that they’ve felt overwhelmed or unable to cope… and it’s not hard to see why!

We hope that by spreading the word of Stress Awareness Month, it will help people to see that they’re not alone with their feelings, whether that’s worry, stress, anxiety or depression.

We believe exercise is vital to improving our mental health as well as physical; and this year’s ‘theme’ for Stress Awareness Month is ‘regaining connectivity, certainty and control’ and there’s even a challenge!

The 30 Day Challenge throughout April encourages people to choose one activity each day that will improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. By doing this daily during the month, it will help you make things like regular walks and exercising a long-term habit, resulting in positive changes to your life.

Walks around your local area is a simple way to increase your exercise, however, with gyms and pools opening on the 12th of the month, you’ll soon have lots more options available to you to help you ease stress and improve your wellbeing.

Browse our blog to read more articles on how exercise can help you.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all again when we reopen!

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