With the additional stress of intense training schedules, competition-day pressure, body image dysmorphia, and the fear of injury, athletes and everyday lifters experience high levels of stress throughout their training.
The mental health conversation has grown recently as more and more athletes open up about their own struggles with anxiety and depression. This series looks at the correlation between exercise and mental health to better understand how they impact one another.
Learn how different athletes are addressing their mental health, from wilderness workouts to positive affirmations to mental reps. Meet top athletes who are eager to share their personal struggles with anxiety and depression to help open up the discussion of how to better manage mental health.
The Idea: Into the Wilderness
The Lift: Finding Balance in Uneven Terrain
The Movement: How Discovery Deadlift Gained Momentum
What the Science Says About Exercise and Mental Health
Mental Strength: The Benefits of Working Out on Mental Health
Exercise Impacts on Brain Physiology
Changing Your Relationship to the Physical Effects of Pain, Anxiety, and Fear
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