Why 22FITNESS? And why Does it help those suffering from PTSD?

PTSD is associated with higher risk for experiencing depression. When someone is depressed, they may experience low motivation, low energy, and have a tendency to isolate themselves. Given this, it is possible that symptoms of depression in someone with PTSD might prevent them from exercising.

Whether or not you have PTSD, regular exercise has a number of benefits. It can contribute to many positive physical health outcomes (such as improved cardiovascular health, weight loss, and greater flexibility and mobility).In addition to these physical health outcomes, exercise can also have a positive impact on mental health. Regular exercise can reduce anxiety and depression. Given the benefits of exercise, as well as the numerous mental and physical health problems experienced by people with PTSD, a regular exercise regimen may have a number of advantages for someone with PTSD.

Due to the rising suicide rate of the Veteran Community former US ARMY Staff Sergeant and disabled veteran Dan Newberry Took his love for physical fitness, and with the motivation of his own struggles with PTSD he developed 22FITNESS.

A program Free for all veterans to encourage them to use exercise as a means of coping with depression and PTSD.
22FITNESS is a fun, fast paced Military inspired group fitness class designed to build esprit de corps, self confidence, and mental wellness. great for people of all ages and fitness levels!

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