Operation Move

#74 Running won’t fix your mental health

May 25, 2018


This week in the podcast I dive into one of the things that people first said to me when I was having a severe depressive episode: "You should exercise more!"

It makes no sense for someone who is depressed, and it makes even less sense to someone who is depressed and already running 30km a week. Recently having had a period where I couldn't run I had the opportunity to look at what my mental health would be like without running. I always thought it would suffer, and you know sometimes it did, but I also have lots of other things in my toolbox too.  So this week I talk a bit about what that might look like.