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How to motivate yourself when you don’t want to exercise

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We’re living in one of the toughest periods of life right now and it is sometimes hard to muster up motivation to do anything- let alone exercise. Often, exercise is the first thing that we let go of when we are limited on time or bandwidth.…
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5 things you can do to sleep better

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There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep – and when you have mental ill-health, you’ll know that sometimes nights of good sleep are few and far between. The good news is that there are plenty of different elements that can have…
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Cardio to improve your Mental Health

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You’ve probably heard that exercise is great for mental health and to combat anxiety and depression. But with so many different exercise options, it can be difficult to know where to start. While exercise needs to include different workout…
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4 reasons why specialized group exercises are for you

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We all know that exercise is good for our physical and mental wellbeing but often we need that extra something to get us to that place where we do it. Here are 4 reasons why specialized group exercises are for you. You have something you want…
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A gentle 5-minute yoga practice to jump start your day

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Yoga is a great way to keep every part of the body moving. By bringing awareness to the body and the breath, it can also help quieten down our busy minds and boost our energy and mental health to help us not only get through the day but strive…
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Checkout our new Mood Active Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aKnD0yyOj0Mood Active is a group exercise program and also an exercise education program.So we're looking to engage people who are in what we'd call the low intensity needs into the mental health…

STRAIGHT SETS: Q&A WITH CAM WILSON, MOOD ACTIVE FOUNDER

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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…
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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?

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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…