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Exercise your mood

Improve your mood through exercise 
Research has found that exercise can significantly reduce mild to moderate depression. Exercise can help boost serotonin, which plays a key role in the brain in regulating mood, sleep and appetite. It can increase your levels of endorphins, which have natural mood-lifting properties. Exercise can also provide a distraction from worrying and provide an increased sense of control while promoting social interaction.
Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous to provide a benefit. Even a brisk walk each day can make a real difference. If you feel daunted, start small and find something you feel good about doing.
Why not help Black Dog Institute understand the community’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards exercise? Fill in this quick survey
Get inspired by our ambassadors

Michelle Bridges

Our Exercise Your Mood ambassadors including Geoff Huegill, Stephanie Gilmore, Libby Trickett and Preston Campbell talk about why exercise is so important to their wellbeing. Read their stories.

Are you after a new fitness challenge? Why not get fit for a reason.
Support a fantastic cause by adding extra meaning to your fitness goals, and use your fun run, swim challenge, cycling event, stair run challenge, walking meetings, wear sneakers to work or even host mini olympics at your workplace to help raise vital funds for mental health research. 
Set up a fundraising page and ask friends and family to give a donation in support of you taking on your fitness challenge for Black Dog Institute. Seeing the funds roll in will be enough motivation for you to stick to your personal training goals, not to mention how good you'll feel!
Create your own personal challenge HERE or join in an exisiting event below:
Blackmores Sydney Running
18th September 2016
Melbourne Marathon Festival
16th October 2016