Spending time outdoors can benefit both your mental and physical health in many ways. Ryan Oldfield knows this more than most as he has lived with anxiety, panic and even a full breakdown over the years.
“I have tried different exposure therapies, medication etc but the thing that helped me best was taking up a hobby. Through mountain biking, I’ve found a new lease on life. Being outside in the fresh air and beautiful countryside has helped me so much. I started TotalMTB to encourage others to get outside and feel all the benefits that I did. Through TotalMTB, I am not just leading a healthier way of life but have found some truly awesome and supportive friends.
The sound of birds, the wind in the trees, breathing in the fresh air all help to switch off the stresses of life. Nature is a beautiful thing and helps clear your mind from anxiety .”
For the third year in a row, Ryan and the amazing TotalMTB team are pulling out all the stops to not only raise money for charity again this year but also raise awareness and encourage others to try out new outdoor hobbies to better their own mental health.
There are two ways that you can help:
- Buy a raffle ticket here.
- Share this article and spread the word.
Donation page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/totalmtb-2021