This May Compass are creating awareness around the importance of how being physically active can help your mental health. Join our campaign to get active to boost your mood and put an extra spring in your step!
Exercise is the most powerful tool you have to optimize your brain function… exercise has a profound impact on cognitive abilities and mental health. It is simply one of the best treatments we have for most psychiatric problems. – JOHN RATEY
It is well documented that there are strong links between regular physical activity and positive mental health as it keeps you stimulated, alert, reduces stress levels and equips you to positively deal with any demanding situation.
There are also many physical health benefits which include; lower rates of cardiovascular disease, a lower chance of getting Type 2 diabetes, depression and certain types of cancer.
Physical activity guidelines
Children and young people (5-18 years)
60 minutes per day across the week.
Adults (19+ years)
150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week
or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise per week.
Join our challenge throughout May to increase your steps, get active and experience fun new sports and activities to help you feel FANTASTIC, build confidence and take control of your day!
Access and download further information below including activity ideas
Fitness journal and activity tracker
Fill in our fitness journal throughout your fitness journey in May and compare how you felt at the start of the month and how you feel at the end of the month. We think you will be pleasantly surprised!