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How to move more to boost your mental health

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), the Good Thinking team provides tips to help Londoners move more. Whether you walk, run, cycle, swim or dance, find out why exercise has so many benefits for your wellbeing.

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Each year, millions of people come together to promote good mental health during #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Loneliness, kindness and body image have been the focus of previous awareness weeks and, this year, the theme is ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’. 

Physical exercise is one of the five ways to good mental wellbeing as it has so many benefits – from improving mood to lowering stress, increasing self-esteem to helping with sleep problems. In this blog by the Good Thinking team, we provide lots of tips to help you incorporate more movement into your daily life.

Support Mental Health Awareness Week

  • Follow @mentalhealthfoundation and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek on social media
  • Share your #MomentsForMovement to encourage others to get involved
  • Order a green ribbon pin badge
  • Organise a Wear It Green Day in your workplace or community

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