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Mind + Body Challenge

Hi.

Did you know that SANE Australia has a Mind + Body program? We recognise that a healthier life includes both mental and physical wellness, and promote easy steps to improve the health of the whole person.

A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, regardless of circumstances – tall, short, big, little, old, young, those with a mental illness and those without. Physical wellness can benefit different people in different ways, but there is one thing that is increased across the spectrum – mental wellbeing. When we look after our physical health, we feel better, - fitter, more relaxed and better able to cope with life.

I’d like to share this short video with you about the Mind + Body initiative and what we are working towards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uycs9r8O0XI

Positive health behaviour change is linked with improvements in health, a better quality of life, and reductions in psychiatric symptoms. These behaviour changes can be small – but can have a BIG impact.

This has prompted us to organise some Mind + Body challenges for forum members to try throughout Mental Health Week 2014. My first challenge will be posted on Monday.

Are you up for the challenge???

We all know our mental and physical health are interconnected, but we often treat them as separate. Be inspired by everyday Australians who have worked on both together to improve their overall wellbeing.

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