There are many benefits of doing regular exercise. This will help you to become physically well, and mentally well, too.
As the mind is in every cell of the body, as you exercise the body, you exercise the mind also!
This is why it’s vitally important to do physical exercise each week. You may not need to do exercise every single day, and it’s been proven that this may actually be too much. It is a good idea to have a stretching program that you do each day, and do exercise every second day of the week, maybe even resting on the weekends, or doing lighter exercise as walking each weekend.
The reason I say this is based on research done by people who work in exercise physiology, and one man in particular, named Paul Chek. Out of all the exercise gurus out there, Paul really is second to none. He has a very deep and vital understanding of the body, and the mind, and how to move towards healthiness.
He wrote a book called, ‘How To Eat, Move and Be Healthy’, which I suggest you go out and buy. Another aspect of this is to find a ‘Chek practitioner’ where you live. Paul’s wisdom and teachings have gone worldwide, and you can find people on his website to work with, or do a search in your local area. I think it is vitally important to have someone oversee your exercise and stretching program. And all the better if it is someone who follows Paul’s teachings!
Having someone there to give you the proper exercises and stretches will be far better than trying to figure it out on your own. This is one of the greatest things you can do for your mental health.
If you love exercise, great! If you don’t, begin slow. Do what you can. Be patient with yourself and don’t expect too much. I love exercise now! I used to not be a fan of exercise, I was very lazy! Though now, after committing to doing exercise for a few months, I learned to love it. It makes me feel great! Both physically, and mentally.
The more you do it, the more it will help you to feel good. Even doing a small amount each second day of the week can help you to begin that process of strengthening the body, and the mind.
Give yourself time with this. Go out and buy Paul Chek’s book, and find someone in your local area that follows Paul’s teachings, and remember when choosing someone to work with, to trust your intuition about how you feel working with that person before you start going to see them.
Here is a link to Paul’s website: https://chekinstitute.com
And you can find his book, ‘How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy’ online if you do a search for it.
I wish you all the best, and I hope you find the right exercise program for you!