We now live in a fast paced world where there are a million and one things going on around us. From the news about catastrophic natural disasters halfway across the world, to the shooting of an unarmed teenager by the police. Our brain is trying to process all these signals coming in from our environment and trying to interpret what all this means to you, so as to initiate the appropriate response. The result? You go through 101 emotions from the moment you sit down for breakfast to the moment you walk into work.
This bombardment by conflicting messages and your brain’s attempt to sort it and protect you sets you off on an emotional rollercoaster. Add that to all the real stuff that might be happening in your life like debt, a bad day at work, unruly children and all that is going to result in emotional turmoil. All the toxic emotions you experience on a day-to-day basis from fear, anger, hurt, distrust and many more have an impact on your health.
Think back to a time when you felt the emotion of fear, anger or hurt. How did your body react? Did you suddenly feel energetic and want to go out for a run or to the gym? If you’re like the majority of people you would rather lie down and curl into a ball. This is a natural reaction but it does nothing for your physical health.
This can also explain why there is a growing epidemic of unfit adults in the United States and other developed countries around the world. Developing a coping mechanism is essential to help block the barrage of negative messages from filtering into your brain. For many people exercise is one of these coping mechanisms.
Investing in the health of your body is just as important as insulating and regulating yourself as much as possible from all the negative news and things going on around the world. Tune in and get present with yourself. It’s important to remember that the only moment we ever have is now.
You might be surprised to find that exercise is one of the answers to the balance you’ve be seeking in your life. Remember you don’t even need to go to a gym to keep fit. A certified personal trainer can come right to your home with all the necessary equipment to get you going and may also be qualified as a health coach and nutritionist. Therefore, not only can they help you with exercise, but they can also help you with getting your life back in order and your feet back under you. That is something you can never put a price on!