WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH
Wellness and Mental Health
How A Positive Focus Saved My Track Career
At the end of 2017, I was at a crossroads. As a professional athlete just starting out, and not totally at the top of my game yet, there are a lot of issues I faced. I made a loss of 400 dollars a year, I was away from my boyfriend and family to train and was spending most of my time working on skills to improve even just an inch. I was broke, I wasn’t improving, and most importantly, I wasn’t happy doing a sport that I used to love. I was told by almost everyone around me that it was time for me to give it up, a decision I didn’t feel comfortable moving forward with.
Run For You
Running is a huge benefit for not just your physical health but also your mental health. Some of our very own Runners Need and Cotswold Outdoor team members discuss below the reasons for why running has been a benefit to them regarding their mental health.
Sound Mind Sound Body: Asics Home Training Programme
The Asics Frontrunner Team demonstrates how to maintain a sound mind and sound body during lockdown while training at home solo or with your family.
When was the last time you went for a ‘naked run’? It’s something someone asked me just before Christmas, and I was as surprised as you are. Of course, they didn’t mean a 5km jog in the buff, they meant when was the last time you ran without an app or tracking device. Basically, without any accountability to an app, other runners, or yourself.
Recreating Global Running Routes in The UK
Staying in the UK this summer, we look at running routes that are just as fun as famous global ones, ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike.
Running Can Help Your Mental Health
When you think about running, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it excitement? Joy? Even sometimes dread? Running makes people feel different things, and whilst for some people it’s the last thing they would like to do, for many it can be a saviour. My own mental health has benefitted enormously from running, it has become a way to escape from my own thoughts (and during lockdown, my own home!) and continues to be a reliable friend through a pretty tumultuous time for everyone. Frustrated at work? Run. Bored of not being able to go out and see your friends? Run. Too much bunched-up energy needing an outlet? Run.
Running & Youth Mental Health
As a teenager, nothing scared me more than the idea of doing Cross Country. It happened once a year, and always coincided with a sick day for me – I would make up any excuse to get out of having to run around the fields for what seemed like an eternity.
Staying Cool in Mind and Body
Odlo European Regional Manager discusses how running benefits your mind and body.
It's Important to Listen to Your Body
Listen to your body. It’s one of the things everyone says, and with good reason.
Running Is My Way Of Life
Jamie Ramsay is an Endurance Adventure Athlete, presenter, public speaker and brand ambassador. He has completed over 32,000km of human-powered adventuring in 29 countries and 20 different adventures. He is a runner, cyclist, trekker and mountaineer. Read below to learn about how running has helped Jamie in his life goals.
Don't Wait For Motivation
Asics Frontrunner Bernadette Dancy discusses how to find motivation during the lockdown.
Positive Benefits Of Running For Mental Health
Runner, Dietician, Blogger and Author Charlie Watson take us through the positive benefits of running for your mental health.
Figuring Out My Performance Anxiety
My anxiety attacks started when I went to university. I had nerves when I competed in Jr. high and high school, but this time it was different. I felt hopeless. Debilitated. Completely sick to my stomach, as if I were coming down with the flu. A nightmare. Suddenly I’m brought back to the NCAA Indoor National Championships in 2013 for the Pentathlon. The competition was 5 events back to back, and I was sitting in third place with two events left, which was a shock to me, because I had barely qualified for the Championships.