My favorite Robin Sharma quote from the book The Saint, The Surfer & The CEO, goes like this:
“If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness”.
Exercise for Healing
Exercise is hands down the best way to de-stress, build confidence and fully allows us to live a healthy life. Look for ways to enjoy exercise and schedule in your workouts to set your week up for success.
Get to know what you love most about exercise and use that knowledge and awareness to prioritize your health and workouts.
It saved my mental health and focus during the challenges associated with post-concussion syndrome.
Schedule Your Workouts
Having a daily go-to for stress relief and overall health is imperative to stay positive during the ups and downs that come with illness.
You never know how long it will take your brain to heal from an injury because every brain is different and every situation is entirely different.
Find strength and resilience with the confidence that comes from daily workouts. It will change your quality of life – guaranteed!
If you love the way your body loosens up and moves with ease after a morning workout then be sure to schedule those morning workouts and feel how amazing your body feels for the day. Do you love to dance and listen to music – add a dance class or at home workout to your weekly workouts.
Do you enjoy fancy choreography or simple reps and less coordination? Do you like a sweaty cardio sesh or a chill Pilates or Yoga melt with your mat?
I’ve been doing at workouts at home since I was in high school, it’s been a few years 😉 Being able to workout at home instead of going to a gym, especially post-injury was the best way to allow me to continue to workout.
My current ABSOLUTE favorite way to workout is at home with Beachbody On Demand It’s $99 for 1 year access
There are so many options and once you find what ignites your fitness FIRE go light that up and press play on that workout!!
Stop and notice how the breath can smooth out your whole experience-during times of tension or pain. If you feel tense, anxious or pain, rely on breathing exercises to calm and focus your mind can immediately provide relief.
Let the breath be your anchor, your guide and where you increase your strength.
Think of a bicep curl – use your exhale as you concentrically contract (shorten/flex) the biceps and bend your elbow, Inhale to eccentrically relax your elbow as you straighten it.
Use the exhale on the effort and focus on your stability, form and posture.
Use breathing exercise to calm your mind and fitness to ease your tension.
The endorphins released by exercise will immediately set your day on a healthier and more happy day.
Reach out if you want any tips on your exercise posture or modifications for an exercise.
Email me directly at Lisa@inbalancepilates.ca
I offer in studio Pilates sessions and online – join me for a PILATES session today!
Exercises for posture such as Pilates and Yoga will anchor your breath, stabilize joints, strengthen your body, offer resilience and it is the pillar of optimal mental health.
Especially during times of stress and illness you need an outlet for mental clarity and relief from the day to day stress that an injury creates.
Stay on Track with Support
Get yourself an accountability partner, friend or group and make exercise a priority.
We have on-going groups to help support you wherever you are at on your fitness and post-concussion healing journey.
Join me in our latest course Healthy Brain & Optimal Posture we offer 3 levels of support: the course, group support or 1:1 access
You + Me + Somethings I know about post-concussion healing.
Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-266-9848.