Take 5

Take 5 and look after your mind and body!

Self-care is so important, and everyone should try to take the time to prioritise their own health and wellbeing to feel happier and more relaxed. You can’t give from an empty cup.

At Life Leisure, we pride ourselves in being able to offer our community so much more than just a workout. We are a place for people to relax, unwind, socialise, laugh and de-stress.

Join Life Leisure this December and pay nothing until 1st January 2024! Plus, bring a friend along for two weeks on us! Share your journey and help kickstart someone else’s at the same time – it’s a win win! Members include access to up to eight Life Leisure hubs throughout Stockport.

*T&Cs apply. Three-month minimum contract. January upfront payment required from 19th December. Free two-week pass application received via welcome email. Offer ends 31st December 2023. T&Cs of membership.

The positive impact of exercise

Release of endorphins

Physical activity stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural mood lifters.

Stress reduction

Regular exercise can help reduce the body’s production of stress hormones. It also promotes the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which are associated with relaxation and happiness. This can lead to better stress management and a greater sense of calm.

Improved sleep

Exercise can improve the quality of your sleep by helping you fall asleep faster and enjoy deeper, more restful sleep. A good night’s sleep is essential for mental health, as it allows your brain and body to rest and recharge.

Enhanced self-esteem

Engaging in physical activity can lead to improved self-esteem and self-confidence. As you set and achieve goals, you gain a sense of accomplishment and self-worth, which can counteract feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.

Social interaction

Many forms of exercise, such as team sports or group exercise classes, provide opportunities for social interaction and the formation of meaningful relationships. Social support is crucial for mental wellbeing, as it can reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Mental health matters

Take 5 and find your little big thing at Every Mind Matters.

Doing little things can make a big difference to your mental health and embedding these little things as part of your routine can help you feel better and more in control. These little things can include:

  • Getting physically active, like taking a walk
  • Talking to someone you trust
  • Getting the most from your sleep

Every Mind Matters website has lots of NHS approved tips and advice to help you find your little big thing.


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