Exercise - yeah that's right we have a first timer on the blog, with many more to come.
This text talks about physical health which is one of the topics that my website is about.
I have neglected it because I was very preoccupied with the environment and challenges that we are currently facing.
I am a certified personal trainer and all I am writing here is what I have learnt and experienced over time.
I am not a physician or medical professional, so none of this should be taken as gospel.
Everybody should view texts like these as inspiration, information or guidelines.
It is very important NOT to discount the personal experiences that you make or your very individual learning curve.
Now that we have all of the disclaiming, informative jargon out of the way, here are some cool facts about the awesome concept of exercise.
✨ it can increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression
✨ has been shown to reduce symptoms in people suffering from anxiety
✨ exercise helps release hormones that promote the ability of your muscles to absorb amino acids which is the broken down form of protein
✨ lifting weights for example makes your bones more resilient and stronger because the body responds to the stress by increasing the bone mineral density of your bones
✨the function of your cardiovascular (heart, blood vessels and blood), respiratory (to put it simply: breathing) and metabolic (also simply put: digestion and absorption of food) systems improve
✨ the relieve or improvement of symptoms of several diseases has been proven through consistent exercise
✨ exercise has been shown to increase energy levels and increase your ability to focus and memorize
It just makes your body and its functions more efficient, it helps release stress, may improve brain function and can be a lot of freakin’ fun : )
So you can see that exercise is great for both mental and physical health.
But exercise is not the same for everyone.
The “right form of exercise” of what is “good exercise” is very different for everybody.
For a person who is very nervous and jittery, with anxious tendencies, a HIIT session four times a week might not be right. That person may rather benefit from Pilates and Yoga.
Lifting heavy is a great form of exercise.
But performing isometric contractions with heavy weights might be super for the athlete who is trying to increase the time his muscles can spend under tension -
not so much, for the person who has issues with high blood pressure.
On the other hand, the nervous person from the first example might go against all advice from therapists or personal trainers, get really into high intensity work outs and find that to be their release and a tool to rid themselves of some of this anxiousness and find their emotions to be more at ease.
Exercise is a complex thing that can do wonders for our entire structure.
Both mentally and physically.
It has a different feeling for everyone, a different motive, structure, time period,
intensity, mode, drive or even the way it influences them.
It’s trial and error my friends, try to see what works for you.
And remember, taking care of yourself in this world where self-love, self-care and wellbeing are a very big, widely encouraged concept also means taking care of the people around you and the environment you live in.
Because your green juices, superfood supplements and natural skincare all come from somewhere.
So let’s try to treat us AND the planet right.
Thank you for reading
Good morning, good evening and good night 😉