There are many reasons to include exercise or physical activity as part of your overall wellness program. Along with nurturing your social, psychological and spiritual wellbeing; physical health is vital for contributing to quality of life. Enjoying a well balanced, nutritious diet along with exercise, can help support our mental wellbeing. There are numerous resources available that offer many tips on health promotion. For example, take a look at the ‘health and wellbeing‘ section of the Queensland Government website. Also, the ‘wellbeing’ page on the Beyond Blue website is another valuable resource worth navigating.
Exercise can assist to control weight, reduce the risk of chronic illness and strengthen muscle and bones, just to name a few benefits. Of additional importance, physical activity can act as an emotional release.
Is improving your mental fitness, reducing stress, and lifting your mood a part of your 2018 New Year agenda? If so, consider reviewing how your activity level or lack of physical activity may be impacting on your current experience of life.
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carol Welch
“The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.” Kurdish saying