Prevent anxiety and stress
Running therapy is the therapeutic use of a slow but long run guided by a running therapist as a supplementary form of treatment for people with psychological complaints. Depression, sleeplessness, and stress-related problems such as anxiety, overstrain and burnout in particular can be diminished using running therapy. Often, a feeling of euphoria arises because running lets you feel more in tune with your own potential for recovery.
Living a more happy and healthy life
Running therapy is also available for people who don’t experience any problems (yet) but have set a goal to obtain a better balance between activity (exertion, exercise, work) and rest (recovery, relaxation).
Running can be applied anywhere and you can schedule your own sessions. It keeps you strong and vital and can be used at any level of fitness. The euphoric feeling runner’s high arises because of the release of hormones like endorphins that make you feel happy.
Sens beweegt je offers a programme specifically made for you. We take into account your physical ability and your own goals. People with psychological problems often don’t exercise enough or tend to exercise too much, risking injury. After an extensive intake we often start with a fitness test and we measure your stress levels. Running therapy is not about your performance but about emptying your head and reducing your stress hormones so you can relax better or become more active without our help.