At Exxentric, we’re all about strength. We invest our knowledge, devotion, and expertise into making people stronger, by creating efficient, science-based strength training methods and devices advantageous to everyone. Physical strength, however, is just one piece of the puzzle.
With World Mental Health Day approaching, we want to acknowledge the importance of mental health by highlighting the positive outcomes of strength training in preventing and improving mental health disorders. The global pandemic, which has affected everyone to different extents, also brings to the attention the mental health of a vast number of people.
In elite athletes, it has been proven that mental health disorders increase the risk of physical injury and even delay recovery from injury. Among the most common disorders athletes face are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or concussions. Also, elite athletes often times are faced with stigma, which prevents them from speaking up or seeking professional help – in addition to the negative effects on their sports performance and training results.
But, there are ways to reduce the severity of these disorders, or even avoiding their entire development: one of which is strength training, that has been found to have positive effects on reducing mental health issues. Evidence of the effects of strength training on mental health outcomes is largely positive, with great improvements in reducing anxiety symptoms, pain intensity, depression symptoms as well as improving self-esteem and quality of sleep; factors that improve an individual’s overall well-being.
In relation to the upcoming World Mental Health Day on October 10, we want to share our strength with an organization that firmly supports mental health. Therefore, we commit to donating to the World Federation for Mental Health a sum of 100 USD for every flywheel training system order using the coupon code MENTALSTRENGTH in our webshop this month. You can get the coupon automatically added by clicking here.
Whatever the challenges you are faced with, and whenever you need to be mentally and physically strong, Exxentric will be your guide and prepare you for when #strengthmatters.