Health and Wellbeing
THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE FOR A STRONG AND HEALTHY MIND
Veterans Stand Together have partnered with Myfit Gym on the Gold Coast as we recognise the importance of connecting with others. Myfit Gym offer a range of activities and programs that meet a variety of needs that supports health and wellbeing, which in turn supports mental health.
All programs and activities delivered through VST are assessed to ensure that they support good physical and mental health and are delivered in a safe environment by our subject matter experts.
To get in touch with Myfit Gym please contact Charlotte Cook on +61 (0)438 573 311
The Enemy Inside
One Step at a Time
We all know that exercise has numerous health benefits, but did you know it can also be a fundamental part of your mental wellbeing?
Having a strong and healthy body plays an imperative part to having a strong and healthy mind.
Once we start exercising, whether it be weight training, cardio or even just walking, amazing things can start to happen.
The Effects of a Healthy Body
When we exercise, we release a number of hormones that have a positive impact. These hormones are Endorphins (the Analgesic Hormone) which help to reduce the effects of pain, Serotonin (the Happy Hormone) which regulates your mood and can prevent depression, and Dopamine (the pleasure hormone) which motivates you to work (or train) harder.
We highly recommend that you have a balance of Anaerobic (resistance/weight training) complimented with some aerobic (cardio/HIIT) training to get the best results.
Reinforcing your Commitment
Once we embark on a training program along with a diet rich in whole foods, fruits and vegetables, you will start seeing changes in your body composition. Your self-esteem will improve and in turn improving your mood and your mindset. It can give you a sense of purpose as well as getting you into a healthy routine. Set goals for yourself, whether it be losing 5kg or entering an obstacle race or even setting yourself some strength goals. e.g. improving your deadlift or bench press.
Sleep and lack of it can play an incredibly important role in your state of mind. Once you are in a routine with your training, your sleep quality and patterns can improve and in turn you will see a definite improvement in your emotional wellbeing.
Energy levels will also rise as well as your mental alertness, so you can become more productive at work and at home with your family. It can also help to improve your libido, reduce anxiety and induce a sharper memory. Who doesn’t want that??
Once you start to see changes not only in your physical appearance but also in your mind, you will also start to inspire others, whether it be family, co-workers or friends.
So all in all, adding exercise into your daily routine can only have a positive impact on your everyday life.
Here is a recap of the positive repercussions of exercise:
Increased Energy Levels
Improve Self Esteem
Opportunity to Socialise and meet new people
Sense of Purpose
Improve Cardiovascular Health