Lois Forsell: Take time to look after your mental health

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds women’s coach Lois Forsell has urged everyone to take time to look after their physical and mental wellbeing.

Forsell retired from playing rugby league at the age of 28 last year through injury – but has since taken the head coaching role at the Rhinos.

She told Sky Sports’ Golden Point Podcast: “I went through a stage of feeling quite lost and everything had happened.

“I went from being a rugby league ambassador for women, won with Bradford, went to the World Cup, started with Leeds and was captain there and then everything came crashing down.

“You just want to make sure people see looking after their physical wellbeing as being really important but also taking that time to do some breathing exercises.

“I did some yoga while I was injured because I obviously couldn’t do a lot of things but taking time to look after both your physical and mental wellbeing is important as well.”

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