What’s behind that curtain?
When creating my counselling room I knew I wanted it to be a multipurpose space.
It’s very well known that exercise is great for mental health, very common knowledge that the chemicals released make us feel good.
Exercise in the morning helps us to feel good throughout the day, in the evening it can help us to release any stress felt during the day. Regular exercise helps you sleep at night and improves memory. There’s tonnes of research out there about how exercise can help reduce anxiety, alleviate depression and stress.
I feel it’s important to factor in fun and play into our lives. We can become quite stuck sometimes in “adulting”; play has been shown to release endorphins, improve brain functionality and stimulate creativity.
Depending on what type of exercise you do, it can be a great source of enjoyment and play.
Exercise can also provide us an opportunity to feel a sense of accomplishment and control when the rest of our lives can seem a bit out of our hands or overwhelming.
Running when you haven’t in ages, running faster, further, lifting that heavier weight. All these things can make you feel pretty badass!
Mental health issues can also have a big impact on our gut health. Exercise helps keep your body in balance.
Last but not least, exercise along with good nutrition makes our body’s look great which of course boosts our self esteem!
Exercise doesn’t have to be something too strenuous, always listen to your body and set realistic goals and of course follow your doctors advice!