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Improve your mental wellbeing in just one hour a week

Author: Esther Newman

Read Time:   |  November 11, 2021

The new research-led programme from ASICS that supports mindful fitness

ASICS have just released the results of a trial that has proved that walking or running for just 30 minutes, twice a week, can have a significant impact on your mental wellbeing.

In one of the largest independent trials of its kind, the ASICS Movement for Mind audio programme combines movement with other proven techniques to encourage connection to the body and the natural world. As well as significantly improving their mental wellbeing, those taking part in the programme also reported lower levels of anxiety, increased their daily step count and reduced their sedentary time, when compared to the control group.

And the good part here is that ASICS is now making the programme available to everyone to help boost the wellbeing of the UK.

The scientific trial was led by researcher Professor Brendan Stubbs, who said: “There are many workplace wellness solutions out there. While well-intentioned, there is very little scientific evidence to prove these solutions are effective, or even avoid doing harm. In research terms, we applied the ‘gold standard’ of randomised control trial to ASICS Movement for Mind. This allows us to have confidence that the results are robust and clinically meaningful. The fact that the programme is so accessible makes the results very significant in terms of the wider impact in the future.”

The eight-week ASICS Movement for Mind programme consists of two third-minute audio session per week. You can walk or run the sessions,. Each week covers a different theme and ASICS worked with experts to develop each session so the programmes builds week by week. The programme introduces breathwork, mindful movement, Sophrology, connecting to nature, music and mindful meditation, and requires to previous experience or level of fitness to follow.

All the sessions are explained here and are available to listen to for free.

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Esther Newman

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