Your Relationship with Exercise

Is exercise one of those topics you don’t want to discuss?

If so, lets get to the bottom of it.

If you don’t know what is going on a good place to start is to understand you body type and the exercise that is best for you.

  • Vata Body Type– light exercises like swimming, yoga, walking, tai chi, golfing, hiking, and light cycling.
  • Kapha Body Type- High intensity interval training, like Crossfit, spin classes, hot yoga, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, zumba and rowing.
  • Pitta Body Type- moderate intensity like skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, swimming, surfing.

Understanding your body type is key to exercise and balancing the hormones. As your hormones change from day to day, it is so beneficial to understand what exercise is going to best serve you.

There may be days of the month that a hard bike ride makes you feel great and other days it would out you out for the rest of the day.

Start today by keeping track on your calendar. When done exercising but a happy face or frowning face on the day depending how you feel. One month of doing this allows you to see what the patterns are.

A key to remember is to exercise everyday! Exercise benefits the body so much!

  • Improves sleep
  • decreases depression and anxiety
  • increases bone density
  • increases ability to focus
  • increases metabolism
  • decreases blood pressure and cholesterol
  • decreases PMS symptoms

And many many other things!

Start small! Get out and walk today!

Let me know how I can help! Need a free mini session, lets schedule it!

Anxiety or Depression? or Both?

Feeling Anxious and then depressed is more common than you think!

What is really going on?

Going back and forth between anxiety and depression can occur for a number of reasons, but today I am going to address one that seems to be the most prominent amongst my clients.

As anyone can assume, the brain likes to have harmony. This means that the brain and the body need to be on the same page at all times in order for this to take place.

When they aren’t in harmony, one of the things we as humans feel is anxiety and then depression.

Is this familiar?

In your mind you feel like you should be doing one thing and but you actually do the opposite.

For example: You really think (BRAIN) you should tell a friend what you think about her behavior. But when you see her you talk and act as if you agree with her behavior (BODY).

The Problem!

The problem with this is that your brain is wondering why the heck you aren’t doing what is THINKS you should do. The familiar feeling is when you have told a child to do something and they don’t listen or even do the opposite.

This usually causes us to get upset and wonder “why they heck can’t you just listen to me?”

This is exactly what is going on in the brain. It is wondering why the heck you don’t listen to it.

The fancy term for this is COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: basically when the brain and behavior are not on the same page.

This usually starts in a sort of anxious feeling. You can tell you are uncomfortable but try to get through it. If it continues, it gets worse! The longer it continues the brain starts to get pretty frustrated and the hormones that are released cause you to get pretty low.

It is a great defense mechanism because you if you are in a depressed state you have a reason to not have to address the issue.

What to do!

So you either need to change your thought or your behavior in order for this to change. In the example above, you either need to really be okay with your friends behavior or you need to tell her what you think.

It is a process and takes some work to really recognize and change what is going on. But it is so worth it!

Do the dirty work! Get your mind and body on the same page! You’ve got this!

Let me know if you need any help with it!

Episode 7: Protect Your Asset

Are you taking the time daily to protect your biggest asset?

Listen to this episode to see what you can do and why it is so important, especially for anyone with “thyroid” or “hormonal imbalances”.