Exercise for Mental Health: Optimize The Benefits of Moving Your Body

We can all agree that last year was a doozy, and if you’ve had a slow start to 2021, that’s certainly understandable. After a trying year, it can be difficult to slide out of the slump and back into life as we knew it before the pandemic hit. The lack of control we experienced caused a lot of undue stress and anxiety that may still be lingering in the background of your life, and if so, there’s no time like the present to reset.

Now that the world is opening back up, it’s the perfect time to reprioritize your mental and break unhealthy habits you might have picked up during the previous year. One of the most powerful tools for a healthy mind is movement, which is just another reason why we are so passionate about exercise here at Body Bloom.

Physical activity is beneficial to your mental health in many different ways. Some benefits include:

    • Releasing endorphins and serotonin  
  • Reducing anxiety and stress 
  • Improved sleep
  • Better focus and memory
  • More energy

Exercise your body to ease your mind and get all of those feel-good chemicals flowing. Find confidence through your training and the energy to participate in life.

Sometimes the things we want and the things we need don’t align, and that’s okay. The key is to focus more on the need than the want. So, while you may want to hide away from life because it’s become routine, comfortable, or safe-feeling, it won’t actually serve you and your needs. You’ve still got a body and soul to nourish and care for, and you’re the only person for the job. 
I know that it can be hard to find motivation when you’ve gone through a tough year. It all starts with one moment. One small decision, followed by another. Get out of bed and lace up those shoes. Move your body before it knows what you’re doing. One step in front of the last. One movement, and then the next. 

You’re tough. Now it’s time to stop merely surviving and start truly living again. 

*We at Body Bloom are not licensed medical professionals. This article is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. If you feel like you may be experiencing declining mental health symptoms, please contact your doctor to seek the care of a licensed therapist. Here is one of many sources to find a psychologist near you: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

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