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Mental Health

Exposure: be body kind

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is body image, a topic that many of us have likely self-quarrelled with to some degree or other. And if you’re like me, it’s an issue that will have long roots reaching far back into your earliest memories. I was a tender five-year old dreamer and […]

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Mental Health Sport

Running with Bipolar: go your own way

Part 2: In the beginning all routes have the potential to stir up the wonderful running relationship between yourself and your body: that is the magic of running. Yes, the world of running is alive with options, consequences, choices, alternatives. Let’s try to narrow these options down a little. I can’t guarantee the full repertoire of route options to explore, but here’s what I know.

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Mental Health Sport

Running with Bipolar: the first step is the boldest

Part 1: So you want to run with your bipolar disorder? This might be a guide for some of you who have been recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder; who are now taking up running with this new/longstanding diagnosis; who are looking for guidance to get back into running again whilst also managing bipolar disorder.