Taking back control through physical activity & community
Operation RSF provides support, accountability, and community to combat the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress through physical activity and exercise. We focus on building the support structure needed to maintain motivation, drive, and purpose through the initial difficult period of becoming active while building routines that can be continued for a lifetime.
Operation RSF’s vision is to develop programs that facilitate the use of physical activity to combat the symptoms of PTSD while assisting individuals to develop routines to go from a sedentary lifestyle to living an active lifestyle while also increasing their quality of life. Operation RSF plans to continue combating the stigma of mental health through the education of gyms, coaches, and athletes across the country and the world.
What is PTSD?
4-Week & 10 Week Challenges to get you active to help establish routines while experiencing the benefits of physical activity on decreasing the symptoms of PTSD.
There is a wealth of research documenting the therapeutic effects of nature. Couple that with overcoming difficult challenges and building a sense of community and you have a recipe for success.
We provide financial support to individuals pursuing graduate/post-graduate degrees relating to healing trauma with physical activity or the research there of.
We work daily to combat the stigma and part of the way we do that is spreading the research and science about mental health and the impact of physical activity.
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Both moderate and strenuous exercise alleviate symptoms of anxiety, even when the disorder is chronic, a study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg shows.
Exercise has a two-fold effect on those with depression. Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and increases the brain’s ability to change, researchers report.
I recently went for a swim for the first time in over a year. Standing over the sparkling, blue pool at my local gym, I tried to recall many of the stressful events from the past 16 months
Exposure to a traumatic experience can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an incapacitating disorder in susceptible persons with no reliable therapy.
Maybe you are looking for something to set your sights on in order to give purpose to your training or maybe you are competitive and like the feeling of competing against other people, it drives here.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that manifests after a distressing event and has been associated with all sorts of psychological and societal setbacks for the suffering individual.