Fitness, more than just good for your body; it is good for the brain too

May 10, 2023 | Being Kind to Yourself

Working out daily can help with mental health, as much as it does with physical health. Just fitting in a few minutes of movement every day will help you feel better, focused and energetic!

Did you see the newest reports out that state that being active is good for your mental health?

Did you know that experts are now saying that workouts are what help clear our minds?

Did you know that exercise can be not only beneficial for your physical health but also for your mental health?

Did you know that you can feel the effects of a good sweat session throughout the day, which will help your mood and focus?

What are you waiting for???? Let’s get moving and grooving!

It is so true!

Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural feel-good chemicals in your brain, and can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. Plus, it can be a lot of fun!

Hate the formal term “exercise”? Fitting in fitness doesn’t have to be boring or seen as a chore. You can have fun and get your steps in and heartrate up. Just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Which really isn’t that much, when you think about how much time we spend sitting and scrolling. So, it is time to turn up the music, think outside of the box (or just outside!), and get your move on!

Dance parties: Put on your favorite tunes and dance like no one is watching! Dancing is a great way to get your heart pumping and improve your mood. Plus, it’s an excellent stress reliever and can help you forget about your worries. Want double points? Do this hack – Turn up the music, grab come cleaning stuff and dance around the house, using your broom or mop as a partner. You will burn way more calories and will have sparkle – from your sweat and a clean home!!!!!

Hiking: Explore nature and enjoy the great outdoors by going for a hike. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, exercise, and clear your mind. Plus, you can bring along some friends for a fun group activity. Fresh air is also great for improving mental health.

Sports: Join a sports team or organize a friendly game with friends. Playing sports is a great way to get some exercise, socialize, and have fun. Plus, it’s a great way to challenge yourself and work towards achieving your fitness goals. And, becoming part of a group is great for your emotional health too. As humans, we are meant to interact and have relationships. Getting together with people who enjoy the same things as you will improve so many different parts of your health!

Yoga: Try out some yoga poses and stretches to help improve your flexibility and reduce stress. Yoga is a low-impact exercise that can help you relax and focus on your breath, which can have a positive impact on your mental health. For me, doing some intense yoga poses helps me forget what is stressing me, because the last thing I want to do is fall over! I do love yoga!!!!

Swimming: Take a dip in the pool and swim some laps. Swimming is an excellent low-impact exercise that can help improve your cardiovascular health and reduce stress. Plus, it’s a fun way to cool off on a hot day. Not a swimmer? Find a water aerobics class or just float around. Being weightless in water always puts me in a good mood!

Taking care of you physically can take care of you mentally, like double!!! Incorporating exercise into your daily routine doesn’t have to be a chore. You can make it fun and enjoyable by finding activities that bring you a smile and can look forward to. By doing them with friends or family can create some great laughs and memories!

So, put on your sneakers, find some friends, grab your water bottle, and let’s get moving!