According to the World Health Organisation some 300 million people are affected by depression. Women are statistically more likely to suffer depression than men. Which makes it a very real topic for females whether you’re an athlete or not.
In today’s episode, Cate Shave talks openly about the subject including how she took up exercise as a way to help her deal with own depression.
Spurred on by the question she could sense her doctor was going to ask as part of her depression management plan (“Do you exercise?“) Cate started walking. In the beginning walking 2kms was a painful process. Since taking those first steps Cate has became a committed trail runner clocking up 50km and 74km events with a solo 100km on her radar.
In this open and honest conversation Cate shares how taking up sport has helped her contain her depression’s grip. And to stay mentally healthy and strong Cate competes to support others – her way of staying committed and giving back.
There is a tonne of amazing content in today’s episode including conversations on childbirth, periods, mental health, self-confidence and endurance events. Cate talks about how she pushed herself to take on her first challenge, how her self-confidence increased following childbirth, the power of sports communities and why it’s easier to break into them than you think.
Plus why living in the moment is so powerful and the steps you need to take before you say to yourself “I won’t exercise today“.
Redefining her impossible enjoy Episode 11 of Mental Strength Conversations with Cate Shave.