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Mental health: 7 savers to see you through COVID-19

By Fiona Bugler • 11th April 2020

Written during lockdown, these seven simple solutions to mental health to see you through COVID-19 stand the test of time.

1. Run or walk

Running keeps me sane, is something I’ve said a lot — pre and during coronavirus. The FT conducted a survey and explored how running is a lifeline, you can read some of the comments here. Does this resonate with you?: “The daily run becomes an essential piece to a day well-spent” and “Makes a day WFH bearable and achievable”. For me a newfound joy is also walking, another perspective on roads I’ve travelled as a runner and time to talk to my children and see things I miss when I’m running. Whether you choose to run or walk, both will help lift your mood and studies have found that aerobic exercise can prevent and lift the dark cloud of depression (a quick google and you’ll find them but here’s one).

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Fiona Bugler

Fiona is the creator of all things editorial, she’s a journalist with a life-long passion for health, fitness and wellbeing. For more than a decade she worked with business leaders and large groups as a personal trainer and running coach and this background informs the content she creates.

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