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Rory McInerney Oct 30, 2018 2:04:45 PM 2 min read

Episode 27: Physical Activity & Mental Health with Daniel Twomey

Episode 27: Physical Activity and Mental health with Daniel Twomey
Daniel Twomey is a man well suited to join Rory and Ciaran and discuss the positive impacts of exercise on mental health. He is a personal trainer in Trinity College Dublin as well as completing a PHD in Physical activity and positive mental health.
Daniel ran the Dublin marathon last year in aid of Pieta House and ran with the ambition of raising awareness of how important it is for us to support each other as a society. He posted a raw and passionate video in the immediate aftermath of the marathon discussing a period in his life when he was suffering from very poor mental health and was in fact suicidal.
The guys discuss the importance of communicating with friends and family, letting people know that there is always someone there for support and people are never alone.
Daniel dives into how exercise is the best anti-depressant available and how physical activity & exercise is for everyone, regardless of your current fitness level. A big talking point is how comparison is the thief of joy and how people should focus on themselves and not others on their fitness journey, or any aspect of their life for that matter.
See how Daniel got roped into a tricky situation when Rory blindsides him with the upcoming run in the dark. Here’s a hint…. Who’s your money on?

Rory McInerney

Rory is the Founder of Fitter Faster Stronger, one of Ireland’s most innovative fitness communities. He studied Health and Performance Science and built up his experience in the fitness industry both at home and abroad as a strength and conditioning coach in a variety of disciplines. FFS Gyms pride themselves not only on their association with the elite but in their dedication to working with people of all levels of conditioning and experience. All Rory asks is that you buy into his philosophy that “anything worthwhile in life never comes easy.” Rory’s background combined with his degree in health and performance science has given him an insight into sports psychology, nutrition, molecular exercise science, physiology and clinical anatomy. This understanding of the integrated systems necessary for optimal health makes him the perfect candidate to help you achieve your goals.