As we head into the winter months and spend more time indoors, it can be difficult to feel motivated to move your body – even though that is exactly what we need to feel better physically and mentally.
Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It also plays a role in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems. Even a quick walk can increase our mental alertness, energy and positive mood.
That’s why RE/MAX is pleased to announce the Moves for Mental Health contest, in partnership with the Western Hockey League and Canadian Mental Health Association Talk Today program. Simply create a video of yourself showing us how you move for mental health, share it on Facebook, and tag RE/MAX Canada! Don’t forget to include your favourite WHL team and #movesformentalhealth.
Whether you already have an exercise routine or you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to start one, here are some fun suggestions:
- Walking / hiking
- Chair yoga
- Sledge hockey
- Arm weights
- Winter play
Contest is open to residents in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, and Northwest Territories from January 6 to February 1. There will be 17 winners announced early February and receive a signed jersey of their preferred WHL club and RE/MAX branded swag.
If you or someone you know is struggling you can find more information on how to get support by visiting cmha.ca/find-help/
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Subject to Official Rules. Open to persons 18+ in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories; residents of Quebec are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Other eligibility restrictions apply. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Contest Period begins 1/6/22 at 9:00 am PT and ends 2/1/22 at 11:59 pm PT. Sponsored by RE/MAX Promotions, Inc.