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Mental health and running by Lesley Lewis

Today we have a great guest blog from one of my favourite runners! Lesley is a coach in running fitness and a big part of the local running community in Brighton. She's recently been made an England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador and has been working alongside the brilliant Suzy Hawker who's a leader in running […]

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Mental Health and Running – Chris’ story

Today we have a powerful story from psychologist and runner Chris Shields. He shares his experience of grief and bereavement and the role running played to help him… When I first set out to write this article, it was to be an academic, intelligent, yet warm witty and insightful piece about how I had triumphed […]

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Exercise and mental health – by Catherine McCanny

Catherine is a Sport Psychology Consultant with a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She's very kindly agreed to write a piece for RunningPhysio on exercise and mental health. You can follow Catherine on Twitter via @KatieMcCanny and check out her Facebook page for more information on sports psychology… Firstly […]

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Mental Health and Running – Peter’s Story

Fellow Physio Peter has kindly shared his story with us on how running helps his mental health. You can follow him on twitter – @ProPhysioLondon and check out his Physio website. When I was an angst-riddled teenager, my mother used to tell me to go outside and kick a football or to go for a […]

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The psychology of returning to sport after injury

We all know the physical effects an injury can have on us and how hard they can be to overcome but recognising the psychological effects could be just as important. Recent research has identified key factors that can have a significant impact on whether someone returns to sport after injury and if they return to […]

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Mental Health and Running – Sarah’s story

Sarah is a student doctor, runner, blogger and resident porridge guzzler at http://goldilocksrunning.blogspot.co.uk, also found on Twitter @goldilocksruns. She's kindly agreed to share on her story of how running helped her mood as well as her fitness… According to statistics from the mental health charity Mind, 1 in 4 people at any given time will […]

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