Quiz | Discover your Ideal Mental Health Boosting Exercise

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This Mental Health Awareness Week the theme is 'moving more for our mental health'. We know how important movement is for our mental health, but it can be difficult to find something we enjoy doing so that exercise doesn't feel like a chore. Take our quiz to discover which type of exercise might best suit you.

 1. What word best describes your current state of mind?

   a) Restless

   b) Anxious

   c) Stressed

   d) Distracted


2. When you think about exercise, what aspect appeals to you most?

   a) Exploring nature and enjoying fresh air

   b) Finding inner peace and tranquillity

   c) Releasing pent-up energy and tension

   d) Connecting with others and having fun


3. How much time can you commit to exercise per day?

   a) 15-30 minutes

   b) 30-45 minutes

   c) 45-60 minutes

   d) More than 60 minutes


4. Which environment do you prefer for your workout?

   a) Outdoors, surrounded by nature

   b) Quiet and serene space, indoors or outdoors

   c) Energetic and lively atmosphere

   d) Anywhere with friends or a group


5. What outcome are you seeking from your exercise routine?

   a) Boosting mood and reducing stress

   b) Calming the mind and enhancing focus

   c) Increasing endurance

   d) Building relationships and having fun


6. Which of the following statements resonates with you the most?

   a) "I need something to clear my mind and reconnect with nature."

   b) "I crave a practice that helps me find inner balance and peace."

   c) "I want an intense workout to sweat out my stress and frustrations."

   d) "I thrive in social settings and enjoy exercising with others."


The Results

Mostly A's: You'll benefit from activities like hiking, walking, or outdoor cycling. Nature's calming influence combined with physical movement will help alleviate stress and clear your mind. Mostly B's: Yoga and meditation are your go-to exercises. They'll promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and improve mental clarity, providing you with the inner peace you seek.Mostly C's: High-intensity workouts such as running, boxing, or circuit training are perfect for you. These activities help release pent-up energy and tension, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated. Mostly D's: Group fitness classes, team sports, or any activity that involves social interaction will be most beneficial. You thrive on the energy of others and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with working out in a group setting.

Whether you try a new type of exercise or rediscover something you used to love, make movement your focus this Mental Health Awareness Week.

Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2024.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation Website