“To me, #Find5 is about being in-tune with your mind and body and making conscious changes. I’m trying to actively make better decisions to benefit my mental health, whether it’s putting my phone down, focussing on breathing and meditation or moving my body for an extra five minutes.” – Dame Kelly Homes
Double Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes has been in the spotlight for her physical achievements for many years. However, she admits that the benefits of physical movement are only part of the reason why she does it.
Dame Kelly has spoken openly and candidly about her experiences with mental health and the struggles that she has faced, often in private and silence due to the attention her achievements drew from the media and public.
As part of this, she has experienced first-hand, the impact physical activity has on mental fitness, and is now an advocate for raising awareness of the intrinsic link between the two. For the past year, Kelly has been supporting our #Find5 campaign and helping to raise awareness of the link between body and mind – a topic she is incredibly passionate about.