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May: Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by The Edge Fitness Clubs on April 29, 2022

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month. Many organizations across the country are reaching out to spread the word that mental health is something everyone should care about and tend to by raising awareness through events and outreach.

Mental health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. It plays a role in connecting with others, making decisions, handling stress, and many other aspects of daily life. Everyone has mental health, and it deserves your attention just as much as your physical health does. 

Whether you realize it or not, mental health plays a big role in your overall well-being. It’s normal for your mental health to shift over time – we all face difficult situations in our lives. Creating positive habits is a great way to support your mental health when you’re doing well and helps you build skills to use if you do face symptoms of a mental health condition. 

Staying active, exercising regularly, and consistently eating a healthy diet can benefit so many aspects of your health not only physically, but mentally as well. It’s important to incorporate exercise daily to ensure your body and your mind are healthy. At The Edge, we know that exercise is important in every aspect of someone's life - we've seen positive changes in thousands of our members over time, not just physically but mentally as well.

Check out Gabriella's testimonial below on how working out with a trainer helped her anxiety and depression! 

"As someone who has struggled with severe anxiety and depression since high school, I have noticed a positive shift since coming to The Edge. My lack of confidence and knowledge of working out has always intensified my anxiety about working out and never kept me accountable for coming to the gym. I used to constantly worry about how I looked, not only physically but when using equipment or performing certain exercises. Working with a personal trainer, Mike has given me both the confidence in the gym and the accountability piece that I have been missing for years. Even though some days are better than others, Mike has taught me that if you put in the work to better yourself, no matter the level of difficulty, you’ll wake up the next day 1% better. That mentality has been my motivation to get out of bed every day and prove to myself that I am capable of doing things I never thought I could do -in and out of the gym. I have developed such a passion for working out and trying new things all thanks to training with Mike. I am so thankful for him and the Derby, CT Edge community!” - Gabriella, Derby Edge Member

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Make sure to check in with yourself mental health-wise, if you notice you've been feeling "off" lately, it might be time for professional help. Learn more about warning signs, symptoms, and coping mechanisms from Mental Health America by clicking here.