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March 25, 2020 Tavia Wilson

Get up and move!

Why it is important to be active right now?

 

 

 

 

After a week of self-isolation, and listening to everything happening in the world, it is very easy to fall into a negative state of mind and feel depressed, worried, anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and full of fear.

 

Break the cycle!

 

When we can’t change our environment,  we need to work with it. Plan your day and make sure to add in some form of exercise or activity. Exercise can serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression.

 

Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better. And you can workout without a gym or equipment!

 

Exercise promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good.

 

Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention instead of zoning out.

Stay present and be mindful during your activity. Don’t just go through the motions just to be active. Try to notice the sensation of your feet hitting the ground,  or the rhythm of your breathing, or the feeling of the wind on your skin.

 

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