Fitness and being healthy mean different things to different people. An aesthetic to some, a focus to others, life saving therapy for many. Fitness we know is an important part of our life, to stay healthy and active with great benefits to lead a long and nourishing life.
We talk about wellness and health all the time and essentially these things are to do with our physical and mental health. Sadly there can be a stigma around mental health and how someone’s health is slightly different to yours or mine. After all what is normal? Unfortunately some people have been dealt a tough hand of cards and have to deal with things on a daily basis that they shouldn’t have to and most definitely shouldn’t have to go through on their own.
This past weekend it was the marathon, a massive commitment and a massive achievement. A massive hurdle and a massive challenge. With the help of the Royal Family, especially Kate, William and Harry, there is great publicity and awareness about breaking the stigma of mental health. Last week a two part program aired on BBC One following the lives and stories of ten individuals who live with mental health problems. It shows how refocusing your energy into something active can help you cope with your health. Mind over matter. This year’s marathon was sponsored by Heads Together, the royal trio’s charity which is trying to create a conversation around mental health and allowing it to be ok to talk about.
If fitness is the way to approach this conversation, then we can all lend a helping hand. We know how important fitness is for our own personal reasons, but let’s join together, start that conversation and make it normal and stop people from suffering in silence!
Join the conversation with Heads Together here or use the social media handle @heads_together and hashtags #TeamHeadsTogether #HeadsTogether #oktosay
“Heads Together” Campaign
Read Lady Gaga’s open letter about PTSD here
Prince Harry talks about Mental Health