Adam Goodes may have officially retired from the AFL but staying active and exercising regularly are still a daily activities. “I stay active by doing some form of exercise everyday. My exercise varies each day from cardio, weight training and stretching, and I also like to train with my friends to keep me motivated.”
As a David Jones ambassador, Adam Goodes is encouraging Australians to maintain good mental health through exercise by supporting Exercise Your Mood, a campaign held by our charity partner, Black Dog Institute.
1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness, and less than half of them seek professional help. Exercise is just one of the well-being activities which Australians can get involved in to maintain good mental health; helping boost serotonin, which plays a key role in the brain in regulating mood, sleep, and appetite, as well as increase your levels of endorphins, which have natural mood-lifting properties.
“Exercise helps me clear my mind and when I exercise in the morning, it ensures that I start the day feeling fresh and with a positive attitude,” says Adam. “I especially like to exercise outdoors - swimming and running are my two favourites.”
“But if you don't have the time to go to the gym or spend time outdoors, you can still stay active during the day by taking the stairs, walking to work, or even getting off a couple of stops before on the train or bus,” he adds.
How you can participate
From 28 August to 11 September David Jones will donate 10% of activewear sales* to Black Dog Institute to help support mental health research and programs.
Find out more about the campaign.
*Terms and conditions apply.