The Black Dog Institute has been running a promotional week called “Exercise Your Mood”. Many events have been held during the week, highlighting the importance of exercise for maintaining good mental health.
If you live in Sydney then there has been much to tempt you: a running festival (choose your torture), a ride to Central Australia with hundreds of bikers, a swimming event ominously called 100 x 100s, and lots more….
For those less inclined to pound the pavement, there was a short film competition on exercise and mood.
Here is the winning film, a stop-motion starring Buddy.
(If you can’t see it in the RSS feed then view it on YouTube.)
Stewart Bishop, winner of the competition (and son of yours truly), described his film:
“It’s about a small dog named Buddy, who wakes up in a bad mood. For him it seems like nothing is going right, until he uses simple odds and ends to devise an ingenious exercise routine. It helps him cheer up and he can go back to his home cheerful and feeling refreshed.”
Unfortunately the staff entry has disappeared from the winners and grinners page, but visit the site to view the other highly commended entries. And exercise your mood, of course.