While it’s known that your feelings can influence your movements, it’s only recently become known that your movements can impact your feelings as well.
The connection between the brain and body is a two-way street, meaning that your movements can change your brain.
Additionally, for years, studies have shown the strong correlation between movement and longevity, in addition to reduction of stress and disease.
Regular aerobic exercise reduces anxiety by making your body’s flight or fight system less reactive.
Frequent and regular exercise can also help reduce depression by increasing a brain protein called BDNF, which helps nerve fibers grow.
Other studies have shown that even single, 20-minute sessions of moderate exercise enhance motivation and focus.
We encourage you to find a style of movement and activity that you enjoy and best suite your and your lifestyle.
Some ideas to get you started include:
While most people think that in order to stay healthy they must partake in intense exercises or run copious amounts of miles, studies have shown that simply walking 30-minutes a day may offer many of the same benefits of high-intensity training programs.
- Boosts mental health
- Weight loss
- Reduced risk of chronic disease
- Improved digestion
- Improved cardiovascular health
Dancing is an incredible way for people of all ages, sizes and shapes to stay healthy. Dance medicine has been shown to actively help move energy blockages in the body and significantly improve mood.
- Improved condition of your heart and lungs
- Increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
- Increased aerobic fitness
- Improved muscle tone and strength
- Weight management
- Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Better coordination, agility and flexibility
- Improved balance and spatial awareness
- Increased physical confidence
- Improved mental functioning
- Improved general and psychological wellbeing
- Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
- Better social skills
Tai Chi, a Chinese martial arts practice, has often been described as meditation in motion. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go through a series of motions without pausing as you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention on bodily sensations.
- Build muscle strength
- Improved flexibility
- Heightened balance and coordination
- Aerobic conditioning
- Strengthens proprioception – the ability to sense one’s body in space
Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice from ancient India, has immensely increased in popularity in the United States over the last decade for it’s many health benefits.
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
- Stress management
- Improved mental well-being
- Mental clarity and calmness
- Increase body awareness
- Relieves chronic stress patterns
- Centers attention
- Sharpens concentration
Actuate, stimulate, and empower.
Release your body’s potential with Artemis.