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  • Writer's pictureElyse Ipsen

The Health Benefits Of Exercise

Exercise is one of the simplest and most affordable self-care strategies we can use to promote optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Regular exercise is an effective remedy for reducing depression, and it stimulates positive emotions by causing your brain to release chemicals that make you feel happier and calmer. Productivity , concentration, and creativity are all boosted with regular physical exercise.

Holistic exercise teaches us workout techniques that keep the body fit while contributing to a sense of relaxation and spiritual balance. When creating a fitness program it is important to incorporate exercises that will engage the whole body.

A simple yoga practice can help increase mindfulness, relaxation and patience. Yoga is a holistic multi-dimensional system of health and wellbeing that focuses on mind-body practices, including physical postures and movement, breathing exercises, deep relaxation and meditation.

Tai Chi is a form of martial arts with an emphasis on slow movement, deep breathing, and physical balance. It is also a valuable stress reducer and a form of self defense that has been known to improve some health conditions such as chronic pain and arthritis.

Exercising with others builds relationships. Participating in group sports, family walks, or exercise classes gives you the opportunity to have fun while creating and strengthening relationships with friends and loved ones,

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