Mindfulness with Exercise aka just move your body!
It seems we either love it or hate it. Whether you cringe at exercise, ignore your body, or train it on a regular basis most people have very clear ideas around exercise.
I am really excited to let you know that there is lots of evidence-based research that shows that 30 minutes of “exercise” a day can help prevent depression, anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, and a bunch of other symptoms we suffer from.
So today, I was walking my dog and thinking of all the ways I’ve found to flow with “exercise”.
How and when one exercises really changes in the life of a mother. Finding time and motivation, let alone inspiration when kids, partner, work, friends, and pets are wanting your time can be difficult.
So I’ve explored many options.
All forms of moving your body count! And research shows that it can be done for 5 minutes 6 times a day or 3 10 minute intervals or all at once. Which is a huge relief for me when time is of the essence.
- Hula hooping
- Running, jogging, sprints
- Playing at the park with your kids
- Yoni Yoga and Jade egg practice
- Walking in different places like a forest trail, around your neighborhood, or head in a new direction each day
- Purging (lifting boxes, bending, squatting)
- Going up and down stairs
- Yard work
- Jumping rope
- And the list goes on and on.
Some people love routine.
Only do the same thing each day if you love it…or put all your ideas in a hat and pick a new one each day. Variety can keep it fresh. Know yourself.