EXERCISE & MENTAL WELLNESS
Updated: Sep 21, 2020
Physical Exercise is a great coping strategy that is vital for our physical and mental wellness. Studies have shown exercise can reduce stress, symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as other mental health conditions. It is recommended for adults to exercise for at least 30 minutes 3-5 days a week. It can be a simple walk, riding a bike, jogging, swimming, yoga and the list goes on.
As it states in Psychology Today, "exercise is well known to stimulate the body to produce endorphins and enkephalins, the body's natural feel good hormones which can make problems seem more manageable; this simple act of focusing on exercise can give us a break from current concerns and damaging self - talk". This speaks truth for me because after I workout in the morning I have better mental clarity, my thoughts are positive and I feel ready to conquer the day.
I am blessed to be married to a personal trainer who helps me with my workout routine. Due to our family schedule and wanting to start the day with positive thoughts and feelings, I chose the mornings to workout. Below are some exercise videos we put together to show you some simple exercise routines that can help improve your mental and physical health.
"There's Hope With Cope"
VIDEO SOURCE: ALL AROUND STRONG, LLC