• Jasper Holmes | Membership Consultant Planet

Are You Okay?

Australians recently marked ‘R U OK? Day’ as the national day of action held in September each year, aimed at encouraging people to start a meaningful conversation in an attempt to help those who may be struggling with their mental health.

While it’s important to shine the spotlight on this issue annually, at Planet Fitness, we believe that any day is a chance to start exercising and not only bettering your physical self but in particular your mental health.

For decades researchers have studied and shared their findings about physical exercise and a healthy diet, linking both to overall physical wellbeing. As research develops, the links between physical activity and mental health grow stronger, with the common belief that with a healthy body, comes a healthy mind. With mental illness’ affecting 4,000,000 Australians, and with eight Au