Brodie Klotz here writing his blog post about the link between your Mental Health and Physical Health.
When we exercise, our body releases feel-good chemicals in the brain, which can greatly improve our mood. These chemicals – or endorphins – can also help with concentration, improve sleep and help you to feel more confident.
I definitely see a link between physical health and mental health. My physical health impacts my mental health in a variety of different ways.
When I don’t move my body, walk, stretch, run or gym, I feel stressed, built-up anger, negative energy or anxiety throughout the day. It’s a huge difference when it comes to moving your body. Dancing or even standing in a superman pose for more than 2 minutes increases your confidence and testosterone. Don’t believe me, try it! I learnt this from the man himself Tony Robbins.
My perspective in this blog piece to you is that it doesn’t matter what type of movement, as long as it’s fits in your schedule and you are not setting yourself up to fail. For example, going to the gym 3 days per week consistently then saying I will go 5 days a week, what would you think will get you the results. My Mindset and Business coach’s’ favourite quote is ‘small leaps create quantum leaps’.
What I do specifically for my physical health that impacts my mental health is stretching before bed and when I wake up. Dance workout on YouTube if you don’t have access to a gym. Walk in nature, it’s beautiful and you can get really fit – being in nature is one of my top tips for how I have supported my mental health journey to where it is today.
Some strategies to implement:
Work in an office- sitting/standing all day- On lunch break if you can go for a nice walk after lunch instead of staying in the office – Great for your mental health and physical health. Move your toes and fingers regularly to increase blood flow- Walk when you can around the office and stretch before and after work.
Really sit with your relationship with your physical health and mental health when you feel low moods, instead of distracting yourself. Which is completely normal.
Your brain wants to make you feel safe all the time. It’s okay to be okay and It’s okay to not be okay.
I am still learning how to love myself. When you don’t want to do something ask why, it’s okay to have a break. My best advice is please don’t compare to other peoples journey.
In the world full of fitness, diet and body image concerns around the world, if it feels good for you keep doing it.
I would love to continue the conversation on our website or you can message me directly on my Instagram handle: brodie.wellnessguy
This quote to leave you with
“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life”.
Sending my love, gratitude and abundance to you.
Positive Relations Media