The Importance of Practicing Self-Care through Exercise

by | Mental Health, Physical Health

Exercise as Medicine for the Body and Mind

Did you know that exercise can heal your body as well as your mind? When you start taking better care of yourself you feel better, you look better. Your skin glows, you have more energy, and a positive outlook. Exercise improves confidence and our quality of life. Movement is medicine.

The Importance of Self-Care

What is self-care? It is practicing healthy lifestyle habits so that you in turn can take care of your loved ones and so that you are the best that you can be. If you don’t take care of yourself and you’re not healthy, you can’t be of help to anyone else. Be the best ‘you’ you can be! Care for your body: eat, hydrate, move, stretch, relax, and rejuvenate. Listen to your body, move your body, challenge your mind.

The Benefits of Exercise

Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mood, your outlook, your attitude, and reduces stress. If you don’t take care of yourself and your health now, you will pay for it later. Take time for yourself now, life is short. The healthier you are now the better you’ll be prepared to handle setbacks, both physically and emotionally. When your body is challenged it gets stronger. If we do not challenge it, we become weaker as we age. The stronger our bodies are the more resilient we become.

How to Incorporate Self-Care through Exercise

Hit the weights, meal prep, speak with a trainer, book a stretch session. This is your project, your life, your goals. What is the one thing you can do for yourself today? Do something for yourself EVERY SINGLE DAY. It doesn’t have to take long. You don’t even have to leave your home. Our trainers are available on Zoom and Facetime if you need guidance from the privacy of your home. In the meantime, practice these affirmations:

  • I deserve to be strong and healthy.
  • I deserve to nurture and empower my body.
  • I deserve to heal and rejuvenate.
  • I deserve more energy.
  • I am worthy.
  • I deserve to be the best I can be.
  • I matter.

Invest in Your Health

Who better than you? Repeat this: It’s time for me to make no more excuses, health is an investment, not an expense.