Exercise and Mental Health

Depression and mental health is an epidemic that is sweeping the nation and constantly being swept under the rug. But did you know that exercise can improve mood, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and cognitive function. These improvements are most associated with the frequency of the activity. So if you are secretly or publicly battling depression, anxiety, etc. I urge you to get moving! Endorphins are your best friend and they’re free!⠀

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

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Treat Yo’Self 2018

One of the goals that I set for this year was to give priority to ME.  I have the tendency to fill my plate up with soooo many different responsibilities that I end up losing myself to the parts of my work that i dislike, to school, my pets (aka my children) and even my husband.  I put myself last, or at least I used to.

One of the ways I have given myself a little bit of me time every single day this year was by looking up pinterest “self care challenges” and writing one self care item on my “to do” list every day!  But every single week I have my non negotiables:

Every Sunday I unwind and mentally clear my mind before the week begins with a bubble bath and praise music.

On Mondays I do my nails, a facial, and a hair mask.

On Tuesdays, I exfoliate.

On Wednesdays, I go for a 30 min walk with my dog.  He’s a small/medium size dog who gets his exercise by running around outside and in my house so I don’t typically walk him everyday.  On this walk I go around my neighborhood and turn my phone on silent and put it in my pocket (I don’t leave it at my house for safety).

On Thursdays I stretch for an hour.

On Fridays I treat my taste buds to whatever was on my mind all week, whether it  be pizza, ice cream, donuts, etc.

and on Saturdays I enjoy time with my husband.  We both work full time and are full time graduate students, so finding quality time during the week is tricky.  So we make each other a priority on Saturdays.

By keeping with this schedule I have been able to reduce my levels of stress eating, anxiety, and over all positive mental health.  Exercise has been scientifically proven to help with mental health so of course, I make sure to not skip out on my exercise.

If you’re like me and have the tendency to put yourself last, I urge you to flip the switch.  It is NOT selfish to put yourself first.  How can you help others when you can’t even help yourself?

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.