Get Physical - It's About the Mind and Body Connection

Get Physical - It's About the Mind and Body Connection

Posted on March 26, 2020 by

Get Physical – It’s About the Mind and Body Connection

Remember that mind and body thing?

Well, to keep a strong healthy mindset, you have to keep your body moving! (Wait! I mean, to keep a strong healthy mindset, you get to keep your body moving!)


According to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, “Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function.” Isn’t that exactly what we need right now? Exercising and staying physically fit is not only good for your physical health. It’s critical to your mental health. Most of us know how much better we feel after a good run or work out.


But with everything going on, it’s easy to neglect our bodies. I have to admit, the last week, I’ve been scrambling to change up my business model, so I’ve neglected my workouts, but I plan on getting back into it right away. I saw an article written by a guy who was self-quarantined in his apartment. He said after the third day, his Apple watch spoke up and said, “Hey, buddy. You need to get your rear end moving!” From his normal 9,000 steps a day, he was at less than 1,000!


“Sheltering at home” does not mean we’re all supposed to become couch potatoes

! It’s fine to watch a few more DVDs than usual and to give the kids a little more time for video games. But we still want to keep (or begin!) a healthy exercise routine. In fact, we want to keep a normal working routine as well. Right now, you and your family probably don’t have the physical outlets you’re used to. Gyms and yoga studios are closed.
But with everything going on, it’s easy to neglect our bodies.

I have to admit, the last week, I’ve been scrambling to change up my business model, so I’ve neglected my workouts, but I plan on getting back into it right away. One thing I’ve noticed now more than ever is that there are a lot of kids outside. They’re at the parks, they’re on their bikes. It’s actually pretty nice to see. Parents, get your bikes out and ride through the neighborhood. Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t be outside! In fact, they’re saying that UV rays are actually helpful in tackling this virus.


You can create an obstacle course for your kids indoors or in your backyard. Let them create one for you. You don’t need anything fancy. You can use chairs, pillows, buckets, whatever you’ve got. There is so much we can do. Maybe, learn a new form of exercise that you haven’t done before. You’ll find instructions for things like tai chi, yoga, and Zumba online. If you go online, you can find a zillion exercise videos and great ideas for home exercise. (I heard of a man in China who ran a full marathon in place in while he was in quarantine in his apartment!)

Get Physical – It’s About the Mind and Body Connection


So everyone, set up a regular time each day so that staying physical remains a priority. Enlist the whole family and make it fun! As always, please share any great ideas you have on how to keep our bodies moving right now.

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