Why movement is the ultimate self care
Have you ever experienced that euphoric feeling known as the "runner's high"? Well, here's the exciting news: you can achieve that same "high" through forms of exercise and movement that you enjoy. Let's delve into the art of choosing how to move and uncover the myriad benefits it brings to your mind and body.
Choose how to move:
We are big advocates for moving your body in a way that feels good to you. Whether it's first thing, last thing, alone or with others, try to keep your body in motion for about 30 minutes each day. Hot tip - break that time into shorter bursts if it suits your lifestyle better. It's all about finding what works for you.
Improve Your Mood: Remember that runners high we mentioned? The mood boosts people feel after sustained exercise is not limited to just running. Physical activity can help you feel happier, more relaxed and clear-headed.
Cognitive Enhancement: Engaging in physical activity has been shown to improve cognitive function, boost creativity, and enhance memory. It's not just your body that benefits from exercise, your brain does too.
Disconnect to reconnect: Prioritising daily movement not only enhances your well-being but also supports your efforts in maintaining a well-balanced approach to mental health. Disconnect from the to-do list, and reconnect with your body.
Increased Energy Levels: Did you know expending energy during exercise can actually increase your overall energy levels? It helps combat fatigue and provides a natural energy boost
Enhanced Confidence: Daily movement can boost your confidence and build courage, as it demonstrates your ability to set and achieve targets in various aspects of life.
YOUR REMINDER -
Book in a class, or a walk with a friend, and you're making a commitment to yourself and prioritising your health. Treat it as a non-negotiable appointment with yourself, because you deserve that dedicated time.
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