Fortem Talks -“Move to move your mood.”

Exercise is often one of the first things in our daily routines that gets skipped for other priorities, when we are too busy, tired, stressed, overwhelmed or not feeling well – especially during lockdown.

But movement and exercise can be key in helping us rise to those challenges and get through difficult times, so how is it that we find it so easy to skip it when we know it can be so good for us – physically and mentally?

Kirrily Gould is an Exercise Physiologist, and part of Fortem’s team of Senior Clinicians, designing programs that support the mental health and wellbeing of first responders and their families/inner circle.

Kirrily has developed a number of programs aimed at helping you overcome any challenges and embrace regular exercise and movement, and in turn all the benefits that follow.

Explore our Resource Library for a range of practical mental fitness tools, including easy to do exercise programs that use your own body weight – no need for specialised, expensive gym equipment:

  1. Exercise is Medicine – How regular exercise can boost your mental fitness.
  2. Body Weight Exercise Program
  3. Exercise Resistance Bands Program

Fortem’s Wellbeing Activities Calendar is also dotted with a host of different opportunities to move, bend, stretch, sweat, and connect. You’ll find free, face to face and virtual activities to explore HERE.

“How do we empower you to do something that you enjoy?” Kirrily askes.

“If you move more you are going to be healthier, take away the “e word – exercise” and it becomes more achievable.”

Click play to learn more and drop in on the conversation with Kirrily…

*Please forgive the minor internet drop outs that occurred during the recording of this video conversation

Fortem activities, events and community engagements are designed to support the mental fitness of our first responder families. Read more about Our Approach.
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