Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
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Because it would be cool if the NHS paid for my karate lessons

It's been brought to my attention by mind_hacks that this is Mental Health Action Week and that the Mental Health Foundation is launching a year-long campaign calling for patients with depression to be offered exercise on prescription. (I think they should also bring out a trendy rubber bracelet, perhaps in black or grey, but only because I rather fancy one and don't care for any of the current causes.)

I'm all for it. I don't think exercise is a cure on its own, but I'd be the first to extol its benefits. Why, in Tuesday's class we were practising back kicks and Sensei told me I needed to extend my hips more. I complied, overbalanced and headbutted him in the groin. My mood improved dramatically, and so did everyone else's (except possibly for Sensei).
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