Incorporating physical activity in daily life might be difficult to achieve but has many health benefits. Movement s directly affect physical and mental health. Research has shown that regular movement can reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. It can also improve mood and self-esteem. Physical activity will differ from one person to another and finding one that fits your lifestyle and interest can be as simple as going for a walk, joining a team sport, or following along to an exercise video. From our experience, we’ve noticed that joining a friend or finding a specific time to do physical activity may help people incorporate movement into their daily lives. Listen and respect your body while engaging in physical activity.
Here are some ideas for you to explore and find what best suits you!
Try to set a time to move regularly. Even 10 minutes a day can significantly improve your physical and mental health. Some ways to move include flexibility, resistance, balanced, gym-based, cardio, and meditative movements.
Going outside can be a fantastic way to increase movement. Some members of our team enjoy walking, hunting, skiing, and sliding outside during the winter months.
This month we suggest trying a new way to move. Find a new activity you like or one you already do, and try to increase the intensity or the time you spend doing it. One way to move could be the 30-day exercise challenge created by Nunavik Volleyball team.
Stretching Is Good For You
Did you know that stretching helps keep your muscles strong, flexible, and healthy? There are many benefits to stretching, such as increasing your energy levels, lower your cholesterol, promotes optimism, etc. Learn more about the human muscular system and the associated stretches to each major muscle group here. There are also some examples of quick stretches you may want to do on the TLS Nunavik website.