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I believe we all deserve to feel good about ourselves. Some people struggle with this more than others. Something I’ve found very helpful for me, turns out to be one of the top strategies for dealing with mental health on a wider scale.
One of the BEST things you can do to show yourself some love and support is to MOVE your body – regularly and intentionally.
When you exercise regularly, your body just plain FEELS and FUNCTIONS better from the inside out. And it’s not just your body but your mind that feels and functions better. That’s what I’m talking about! Movement is healing.
Here’s a list of just some of the many benefits related to mental health:
1. better mood
2. reduced stress
3. relieves tension in the body and promotes relaxation
4. reduced anxiety
5. reduced depression
6. boosts self-confidence
7. Improved brain health (replenishing blood vessels and brain cells)
8. Improved brain function (slows cognitive decline and improves memory, focus).
9. better sleep (both quality and quantity). When we sleep better, we think better.
10. Increased energy - yup, expend energy to gain energy! When we feel more energetic we just feel better, physically and mentally.
If you want to feel better about yourself, get moving.
Is there anything in this list that you could benefit from?
Before TurnFit I was very much so focused on my aesthetic goals. I still have aesthetic goals that I'm reaching with you guys. But now I'm really putting mobility at the forefront of it and functionality. And by doing that, I've noticed I've actually gotten aesthetic improvements a lot faster than I have in the past. Apply for a free assessment https://TurnFit.ca
I've been a certified personal trainer specializing in women’s fitness since 2013, and more recently, a 500-hour trained yoga teacher. Rather than go on about me, here's one of my clients demonstrating the TRX SuperWoman. I've been her proud coach since October 2020! Let her WOW you!
Who wants to give this a try?
Let's connect if you want to see if personal training or private yoga with me is right for you.
Sign up for yoga, leave with so much more
Maybe we didn’t need a pandemic to illustrate the connection between exercise and mental health.
Exercise, especially yoga, tends to keep the mind from spiraling, and can be a very effective tool to stay in the present moment.
I’m very grateful to have a small space in my home where I can offer clients personal training or private yoga.
Most often, my clients are women who prefer the smaller, judgment-free environment of my private in-home studio.
With me, they have shared that their sessions over the past 2 years have had a strong positive impact on their mental health.
Although I offer fitness and yoga, my clients receive so much more out of their sessions than mere physical progress.
I take nothing for granted. I am filled with gratitude and honour each session.
I can easily list 3 things that have boosted my mental health the most, during these challenging times:
For anyone who wishes to share here in our community, what has helped you to deal with the pandemic? Answers do not have to be fitness related.
More than 90% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and more than 75% have more than one. Plus, these figures are even higher for women than for men.
Natural changes like menopause and family medical history play a part, but healthy lifestyle choices can help you stay strong and healthy in the years ahead.
Here are some tips to help make aging healthily a breeze.
1. Manage stress. Stress can aggravate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Regular exercise helps alleviate stress and boost our mood, as does journaling, practicing gratitude, prayer, and positive thinking.
2. Limit alcohol and caffeine which can trigger hot flashes and increase inflammation and the chance of other health concerns.
3. Move more and eat more mindfully to combat the dreaded middle-aged weight gain. Your metabolism slows down as you age. The distribution of your body fat changes too, so more of those pounds wind up around your waist, increasing your risk for heart conditions and diabetes.
4. Eat soy. Many women find relief from menopause symptoms with soy and supplements, even though studies give conflicting results. See if tofu and soymilk work for you.
5. Eat more fiber and less saturated and trans fats to keep your heart healthy. Most nuts and seeds are great sources of healthy fat.
6. Get your heart pumping. Aerobic exercise will help your heart stay strong and healthy while aiding with weight loss and reducing the risks of other diseases.
7. Build muscle. You can slow down muscle loss, and thicken your bones with strength training. Lift weights or use your own body weight for resistance, (think squats and pushups). Work hard enough to feel the challenge to build your strength and avoid osteoporosis. You don’t need to worry about ‘bulking up’.
8. Monitor your blood pressure. A vegetarian or low-fat diet has shown to reduce the risk of rising blood pressure and resting heart rate with aging. Losing weight, exercising, and limiting salt and high-fat foods may help you to avoid needing medication.
9. Screen for cancer. Age increases your risk for many forms of cancer. So do some foods, like red meat. Stay active, eat more vegetables, and reduce your red meat intake. Talk with your doctor about screening tests that spot cancers early when they're easier to treat and cure.
10. Ask a fitness professional for help. Would you like to move, look and feel better with the strength and energy to enjoy the best years of your life? Contact me to find out how I can help you do just that!
Did you know that period symptoms are not normal? Symptoms with your period such as cramping, acne, bloating, clots in the blood, headaches or migraines, energy crashes, and mood swings/PMS are all are very common - but not normal. These symptoms are telling us that your hormones are unbalanced. Naturally balance your hormones and live without symptoms every month!
Are you suffering from period cramps, bloating, acne, headaches, migraines, clots in blood, mood swings, depression, anxiety, weight gain, PCOS, endometriosis?
These symptoms indicate hormonal imbalances.
During this masterclass we're going to teach you the method that we use to help women naturally balance their hormones and resolve period symptoms!
Your body doesn't hate you - your hormones are just unbalanced.