Mental health and exercise aren't typically what people think of when they think of mental health topics. It is a commonly held belief that exercise is good for your health. And when you think about it, it seems like common sense. After all, we know that exercise can help us lose weight, strengthen our heart, muscles and bones, and stave off the onset of disease. So, it is logical to believe that exercise should help us live happier, more satisfying lives.
As a health and fitness coach, I see this question all the time: Why is exercising so hard? And the answer is simple: because it is. I know that doesn’t seem much of an answer, but let’s be honest, sometimes it’s like that. With that said, I will do my best to try to give a better explanation.
How did we end up here?
This is a question I've always asked myself, how did we end up here? This idea that food has some type of moral attachment has always baffled me. Food itself, has never been inherently good or bad. What and how we deem the things we eat as food, that may have a moral component to it. But, that is for a different conversation as this article aims to look at the things that we have already deemed food.
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You've spent countless hours in the gym working towards a better version of yourself, but the gyms are closed. Now you're forced to either complete an at-home workout or stop working out all together. Quite the pickle to be in.
What are you to do?
If you've been working out for any length of time, you may have heard of foam rolling before.
With all the non-sense and gimmicks that are in the fitness industry, it's hard to figure out what you should be listening to. Let me help you out and make sense of it.