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Mental Health Week- Body Image & Body Confidence

There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?[1]

James is one of our newer members who has only been with us for around 2 months. He is 25 years around and is on his graduate placement scheme at an audit and assurance company. After having come out of two very stressful exams in November and January it was also the financial end of the year meaning it was time to put what he learned into practice. although the working week should be 40 hours per week as with most jobs now it was expected that he put the extra hours in to get the job done as the company he works for deals with some large global companies he found himself working from 8 am until midnight some times to keep on top of the work. James lives in Milton Keynes but his partner lives London and one day he was talking to her about his stress levels and she mentioned why don’t you join the gym again you used to love that! As our club was in the same building James came for a tour and liked the look of the facilities and pool and spa area. Fast forward too now and James has said joining the club was one of the best things he has done in a long time. The gym allows him to break his day up and his given him a place where he can escape from the stress of work and focus on himself to the point where he is now buying nice clothes because he feels better about himself and getting a more regular hair cuts because his confidence is growing and not only is he feeling good he’s looking good ! James has two holidays coming up in July and for the first time in a while, he feels confident about showing off his body on the beaches.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you with your physical and mental well-being, feel free to come down and have a chat with us!

488 Midsummer Boulevard,

Central Milton Keynes,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire

MK9 2EA

01908 668286

[1] Paluska, S.A. & Schwnek, T.L. (2000). Physical Activity and Mental Health: Current Concepts. Sports Med, 29 (3), 167–180.

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