World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 each year. This globally recognized day is focused on raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
Research shows that exercise may have a positive effect on your overall mental health. We all know the feeling of pride and accomplishment after completing a workout, but focusing specifically on your mental health is another way to improve your overall well-being.
At iFit, we know that a strong mind is just as important as a strong body. That’s why we have introduced several series that are focused on mental health to help you strengthen your mind through motivational messages, meditation practices, and even a series focused on quality, restful sleep.
Here are some of the wellness series available in the iFit Library:
In this series, you’ll walk with sports psychologist and iFit Guide Dr. Jarrod Spencer. He’ll explain the mental health issues athletes often struggle with, like anxiety, depression, anger, confidence, vision, hurdles, and energy. He’ll provide you with tools to conquer these issues, along with stories of famous athletes, including Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Stephen Curry, and Landon Donovan.
In this audio series, iFit Guide Kevin Courtney will guide you through basic practices of meditation that are intended to generate a calm and stable mind. As the series progresses, Kevin introduces more advanced techniques to enhance focus, cultivate awareness, and ultimately help you find your way to a bright, luminous mind.
This unique series with iFit Guide Jason Stephenson will help you slow down at the end of the day and peacefully transition to healing rest. He will help you overcome loud subconscious thoughts, calm your mind, and enter a deep state of tranquility.
iFit Guide Dr. Shauna Shapiro will lead you through six mindful walks, teaching you science-based practices of mindfulness and self-compassion. Her goal is to rewire your brain to bring about lasting change that can help transform your life. You’ll learn specific practices to help you improve your sleep, increase your body positivity and self-esteem, and cultivate greater coping tools to manage your stress.
We hope you’ll join our iFit Guides for these unique, enlightening series, focused on your mental health and well-being.