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4 Ways to keep active during the holidays

The holiday season is truly upon us. And while it can be one of the happiest times of the year – it can also bring a lot of stress and pressure. Here are some tips on how to stay motivated and keep feeling the benefits of exercise over the…

Tennis, music and company – stories from the Mood Active court

Mood Active volunteer, Theresa Lintvelt, was keen to experience the program first-hand and joined Cam for a session of cardio tennis. Here’s how she found her first session.“It was a cloudy Wednesday morning and I was braving Sydney…

Nothing but the truth: Beating the winter blues

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What can we do to beat these winter blues? Find out in 'Nothing but the truth: Beating the Winter Blues', by The House of Wellness.Exploring Depression and Seasonal Defective Disorder, the segment features Mood Active Co-Founder and President…


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Cam wears a lot of hats.He is our co-founder, head trainer, committee president, a qualified tennis coach and freelance travel journalist. He has also battled bipolar depression since his late teens, and relies on exercise to boost his own…

STUDY: Exercise can prevent depression

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This week new research was released from The Black Dog Institute which found physical activity can prevent depression.The international team included researchers from The Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney and Western Sydney University's NICM…
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What is the DASS and why is it important?

The DASS, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales is a test used to measure negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and tension/stress.Developed by researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the test involves 42 parts…
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What happens to our brain when we exercise?

We all know that breaking a little sweat does wonders for our physical health, but there is increasing information about the benefits of exercise on our mental health. Research over recent years has discovered that simple exercise does wonders…

Shining a light on Mood Active: Q&A with Nicole Franke

Nicole Franke is a mother, a letter writer, and a Home & Away aficionado. After the birth of her daughter 23 years ago, Nicole was diagnosed with Bipolar and has been managing her condition ever since.Recently, she tried something new…
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Anxiety & Panic Attacks – The Hidden Truth

Just a little stressed and dramatic?... If you've ever suffered a panic attack (aka anxiety attack)... I'll bet you wouldn't wish the experience on your worst enemy. And if you haven't... well I suppose you would most likely think it's just…

Free Funded spots in our Surry Hills classes available

Earlier this year Mood Active added a new Surry Hills location for our 8 week exercise programs. This is a great step forward for us and the mental health community, providing a better chance to treat depression and anxiety through exercise.Unfortunately…