Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

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Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

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I think how Mackie charts how running helped her come to terms with her anxiety and develop coping mechanisms was excellently done. But through her inspiring personal story and realistic approach she's already inspired thousands of men and women to manage their mental health through exercise. Mackie explores how running improves your self esteem, quells anxiety and generally improves every aspect of life.A brilliant, compassionate insight into both mental illness and exercise , Bella Mackie’s Jog On will act as a comfort – and a spur – to so many. The book encourages you to see other benefits to running other than weight loss, and it’s something I’ve never considered before. Carrie Fisher's quote in Jog On gave a good reason why I should not skip my daily exercise, reading and wiring. The author has been through a lot and she never sugar coated things or pretended they were easier than they were. I'm generally not that much of an nonfiction reader so I guess me not being the biggest fan of this memoir isn't all that surprising.

Full details of your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations are available in the UK from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or your Local Authority's Trading Standards Office. Mackie's experiences with running and mental health are similar to my own, thus making this a particularly interesting read.As someone who often feels I should run more, this helped me realise that I can run more when I want to, but should also use running in a way that benefits me, and not as a way of bargaining with myself or forcing myself on bad days. Mackie discusses running from different perspectives, including how to run, how it feels, why run, running solo or in groups, how exercise has been gentrified (thereby seeming inaccessible to many) and how to pick yourself up from disappointments. It also felt like it could have been condensed into a shorter book as essentially her advice is to run and the other people she asked agreed too. You don't have to have fancy kit, you don't need to aim for personal bests, you don't need to run marathons and you can be clumsy (as I am). In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream.

The tips for beginner runners at the end of the book are sensible and realistic for complete beginners and/or those with little confidence in their abilities. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. This funny, moving and motivational audiobook will encourage you to say ‘jog on’ to your problems and get your life back on track – no matter how small and scary those first steps may be. Most people think of running as something which is good for the physical body in terms of weight management, toning and generally looking good.She is great at promoting that running is really accessible to anyone who is able bodied to take up, the problems with how exercise is advertised and yet how important it is and the need to get help for mental health.

On a more personal note - I too started running, back in April (after a particularly splendid panic attack in Australia that left me literally vomiting! She describes how initially, it was just a short few minutes around the block, but how over time, she started going further and further, and opening herself up to not only new places, but new experiences too.An insightful take on what it's like to experience, and confront one's mental health while joyfully celebrating the fact that just being an everyday runner can be enough to change your life. Other cancelled products: If you want to cancel products that are not damaged or incorrectly supplied, then you must inform us of this within seven working days following the date of receipt in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations or otherwise as soon as possible. If you suffer from anxiety and are looking for something in your day to day life that will help change your mindset, then I’d strongly recommend this book.



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