What kind of exercise makes you feel good? Do you love to take walks, dance, practice yoga, run, spin, lift weights? I know that when I get regular exercise I feel better physically and mentally and I’m so much more creative. When I’m stuck creatively I find that taking a quick walk can spur on the creative ideas.
Exercise is really as vital to my mental health as physical. When I’m getting regular and routine exercise I’m a more happy person and I don’t tend to dwell on or over-analyze negative thoughts. Without exercise I tend to get sucked into that downward mental spiral.
My absolute favorite forms of exercise are dance, walking and yoga. I practice this particular form of dance called Nia which incorporates different forms of dance as well as martial arts and yoga. I love it and try to practice in a class once a week (it’s a little hard to find classes where I live) and once a week via DVD. I also practice yoga 2-3 times a week and try to take as many walks (2-3 at least 30 min each). When I get a minimum of this much exercise I feel pretty good. I’ll often add in some weight lifting and stretching if I really want an energy burst or feel like I need it.
- Wednesday::Wellness (hkpowerstudio.wordpress.com)
- Get Wellness (time.com)
- Why Do People Exercise? (brighthub.com)
- Get in the Right Mindset to Exercise Regularly (everydayhealth.com)