2020 has been a year full of ups and downs. COVID-19 has directly affected our ability to be outdoors, our ability to be around the people we love and in environments that encourage us to be focused, healthy and happy.
As a result of all of these disruptions to our previous way of living, we have had so many limitations around doing what we love.
Our mental health has been suddenly affected not only as a nation, but as a world. It's quite scary to say that misery loves company, and it is extremely easy to fall into a perpetual cycle of remaining stagnant and in a negative mental space towards your health, or worse, completely OBLIVIOUS!
I think we can all agree that our feelings can influence the way we move and nourish our bodies, right?
However, it is not as obvious that your MOVEMENT can directly affect your feelings too.
We ALL know and talk about the benefits of exercise on our physical health, but what about our mental health?
Studies show, that the connection between your body and brain is really a two-way street.
A consistent exercise routine is connected to improved overall well-being and mental health.
So as we continue to adjust and adapt to so many changes, it is more important than ever before to implement a regular exercise routine!
Our mind and body are so intimately connected. While our brain really IS the control system for your body’s movement, the way you CHOOSE to move can also affect the way you think and feel.
Here are just a few ways that exercise can improve your mental health:
Improving relationships and social connection with others
Releasing endorphins that in turn make you feel SO much better
At Revolution X we teach our Four Pillars to all of our members:
As you can see, mindset comes first, it is our first priority for all of our members. When you make the choice to move you are propelling your mind and body into a positive and healthy cycle, in turn improving not just your mental, emotional or physical health, but your whole life!
When a person is experiencing anxiety or depression, exercise is going to be the furthest thing on their mind. However, making the choice to commit to that change, get that first session in and make that commitment to yourself will ultimately be the difference between your overall health and well-being.