Transformation 60, Week 3, Day 16
::::The Truth About Movement::::
Last week, we were all about shifting that internal thought conversation. As well navigate the weeks ahead, start to take notice of the internal dialog you are having. ESPECIALLY as we move into this weeks topic of movement!
The mind body connection is real!
The ancient Greeks built a civilization around the concept of a sound mind in a sound body.
“A sound mind in a sound body” is based on a quotation by the Greek philosopher Thales (624-546 BC). The ancient Greeks believed that there was a direct link between physical exercise and mental equilibrium.
Centuries ago, John Locke said, “A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this world: he that has these two, has little more to wish for.”
Modern scientific studies have confirmed this timeless wisdom. What's good for your body is good for your mind, and what's good for your heart is good for your brain.
Daily habits that maintain, or improve your physical health do the same for your mental health. Moving your body not only improves cardiovascular health, it improves cerebrovascular health. A wide range of recent studies have found that exercise improves brain function, structure, and connectivity. These brain improvements are directly linked to improved learning, memory, and cognitive function.
Physical activity has also been proven to be an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD and a wide range of other psychological maladies. Exercise is medicine! And in many cases, aerobic activity, strength training, yoga and mindfulness can be more effective than pharmaceutical treatments.
I have always been an active person. I ran the 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3200 meter relay in track in high school for 3 years. I was in marching band from 7th to 12th grade. I played soccer for a year. Basketball for another year…
Mind you, I didn’t yet know that all my heath issue were from a gluten allergy! But it was in this movement that I found peace. I was also able to keep a positive attitude about my state of health. For one, I had accepted that as part of my life… not something I recommend in all cases, but at the same time, there is a power in expectance. Second, I was always active.
It was around the time I found out that I had the gluten allergy that I also realized I had not been very active. Once I started working out again, and adding more movement within my day, not only did my body shift, my mindset shifted too!
Today, write down what physical activities you are already doing. What do you like to do? What do you not like to do?
What are your physical goals? I know a few of you are working looking good for New Years and other events!
I will put this out there now: If you are looking to trim down fast you should check out
In Atlanta: The Training Room
+ Ask for Amber or Chris. Say that I recommended you talk to them. You can try them out for a week FREE. Tell them you are looking for guidance on your physical goals. I GO THERE. I am seeing crazy results in just a week!!! Im not kidding! Here’s the thing though.. I am doing EVERYTHING AMBER TELLS ME TO DO. So theres that! They are super friendly, down to earth, fun group!
In San Francisco: Studiomix
+ Also a place where you can try it out for free! I host monthly sound baths here and have worked with Katie in different classes. Same, call them and tell them that you would like to sit with someone to help you plan out what you need to do for your body and goals. This is a GREAT gym. They are super friendly, down to earth, fun group!
I apologize I do not have recommendations for any other state (or country). I cant speak from experience anywhere else. But here is a TIP! Most gyms and yoga studios offer free classes to first timers. This is a great opportunity to check it out, ask questions, and see if its for you!
I want to hear how it goes for you!