Mind over matter:
As much as we care about physical fitness, we often tend to neglect our mental fitness which is equally important.
Mental fitness means keeping your brain active and being emotionally healthy.
Since the mind and body are interconnected it is no surprise that training your body leads to training your mind. Regular exercising not only increases the flow of oxygen to your brain but also releases an adequate number of endorphins which are “the feel-good chemicals” that reduce stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that exercise helps battle depression and creates a sense of calm.
Here are some techniques that focus on relaxation of the mind and body:
• Meditation and deep breathing.
• Listening to your favourite music and/ or dancing to it.
• Reading, colouring, drawing.
• Playing challenging games such as chess, sudoku, board games.
• Taking up a new hobby
While there are many visible exercises/workout routines that you can follow to keep your body fit, caring for your mental health is easier said than done. So, make that effort and discover your unique approach to mental fitness because at the end of the day it is always “Mind over Matter”. - Nishant Manglorker (SHIELD Strength & Conditioning Coach)
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