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    is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by derek salinger on Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:15 pm

    what does anyone think
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    Re: is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by Cleanfreak on Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:18 pm

    derek salinger wrote:what does anyone think

    Id say its good Im just not that good at it Rolling Eyes
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    Re: is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by Dave on Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:32 pm

    well there is the whole look good feel mentality which i suppose must have something to it.

    I'm curently very unfit, i use to train 4 times a week and lost interest and became lazy and preocupied with other things.

    since then i had a serious injury and got really heavy, this has certainly had an impact on my mental health like my confidence and willingness to partake in things i use to.

    So yeah i totally agree with you in my opinion physical fitness goes hand in hand with metal "fitness"
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    Post by Tom O Brien on Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:15 pm

    I think keeping fit is good for your mental health, so long as you stay of those steroids and mad muscle building foods, that turn people into rambo's over night! Exercise is great for the mind, look at me, I cycle to work every day and I no longer feel the cars are trying to knock me down!!!
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    Post by Dave on Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:25 am

    Tio T wrote:I think keeping fit is good for your mental health, so long as you stay of those steroids and mad muscle building foods, that turn people into rambo's over night! Exercise is great for the mind, look at me, I cycle to work every day and I no longer feel the cars are trying to knock me down!!!

    Yeah the steroids are terrible, the destroy your heart as well, they have some very serious permanent side effects!!
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    Post by deaf joe on Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:11 am

    I used steroids for a while and they drove me mental... buy hey I looked great bounce bounce bounce bounce
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    Post by Dave on Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:15 am

    deaf joe wrote:I used steroids for a while and they drove me mental... buy hey I looked great bounce bounce bounce bounce

    I've heard people say it makes you mad aggressive when your on them.

    Did you find ya were angrier at the time?


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    Post by derek salinger on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:18 am



    thanks for the replys on the question is keeping fit good for your mental health
    i find myself even going for a walk is good for clearing the head .You dont have
    to be in the gym everyday even a small walk or a swim can do wounders to
    destress you and you allways feel better after it.
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    Post by Tom O Brien on Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:50 am

    There is nothing better than going for a walk to clear the air and feel better. It costs nothing and you will feel better. Its great to have the tolko valley in Finglas.

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    Re: is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by alec on Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:48 pm

    i would also agree that it is great to get out for a walk,i believe as you start to come of the drugs you want to get fitter as your confidence comes back.
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    Re: is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by Tom O Brien on Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:49 am

    What are the best walks around Finglas?

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    Post by derek salinger on Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:31 am
















    There are some great walks in Finglas I like to make up my own Ijust leave the house and start walking
    you never know who you will meet or whatyou will see.But my favourite is along the Tolka river you feel
    like you are out in the country side and the views and air are as good as any were in Ireland even kerry. Very Happy





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    Re: is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by Dave on Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:35 am

    derek salinger wrote:
    There are some great walks in Finglas I like to make up my own I just leave the house and start walking
    you never know who you will meet or whatyou will see.But my favourite is along the Tolka river you feel
    like you are out in the country side and the views and air are as good as any were in Ireland even kerry. Very Happy

    yeah I agree witt you Derek there are some great walks in finglas,and some of the public parks that havent been part filled with housing estates are nice aswell, I think they may be under used.
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    Post by dayo on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:15 am

    yes i think exersices is great for your mental health i was in a bad way until i came to sanklpa and start going on walks with the walking club. Now im in a gym i go walking alot and im doing great i dont take antidepressions anymore because they had my head in a mess like methadone should only be short term
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    Re: is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by Dave on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:35 am

    dayo wrote: going on walks with the walking club.

    That's interesting, i've never heard of a walking club.

    Do yas go long distances?
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    Post by abbieruby on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:17 pm

    [i]ye i think keepin fit is gud 4 mental health, it gives u a hobbie and an interest. I think thats a big part of recovery is keeping busy and keeping ur mind ocupied. xx Basketball
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    Re: is keeping fit good for mental health

    Post by dayo on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:33 pm

    so deaf joe you were into steroids and zimos what that tells me is your skinny and half asleep no wonder your full of it Very Happy
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    Post by dayo on Tue May 01, 2012 8:48 pm

    the walking club was in sanklpa it was great me lorrane and emar went every week sorry fran walked with us fran walked to fast so we'd do a bonk on her.we had a great laugh huggin trees i really miss it boo hoo

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