Be Active“Mauri tu, mauri ora – an active soul is a healthy soul.”
Sometimes it is hard to see progress when dealing with grief, it moves at its own pace. Engaging in physical activity can be a positive coping tool to dealing with grief. Regular physical activity is associated with a greater sense of wellbeing.
- Reduced anxiety and depression for all age groups
- Boosts confidence, provides a sense of control and allows you to achieve something positive
- A good option for those that are “task-orientated” in their grief process
- Releases endorphins which can improve mood and boost energy
- Can provide a way to connect to other people
- Promotes better sleep, controls weight, and helps combats health conditions and diseases.
- To stay healthy, adults should be aiming to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily
- Any form of exercise will bring physical and mental health benefits
- Make activity part of everyday life. This can be as simple as getting off the bus one stop earlier or going for a family walk after dinner
- Take the time to explore different activities, find what activity suits your level of mobility and fitness.
- Do what you can, enjoy yourself whilst you do it, and you will start to see the benefits
- Dance like no one is watching, because no one is at no lights no lycra
- Enjoy free Tai Chi on One Tree Hill
- Sweat Sundays Free Yoga
- Auckland Joggers Club Fitness and Friendship
- Auckland Leisure Centres Join in a group fitness class, swim or do a gym workout
- Cycle, walk, play at one of Auckland’s parks
- Have extreme fun at Trampoline Park
- From mud runs to salsa class join a fitness meetup
- Check out Auckland’s many walking and tramping tracks