Life is what you make of it, and taking care of your body is one way to ensure a long, happy existence.
But health is about more than pumping iron five days a week at the gym. Total health encompasses both the mind and the body.
To celebrate National Yoga Month, we’ve created a blog on the many benefits of mind and body exercises.
EXERCISES FOR ACHIEVING TOTAL MIND AND BODY HEALTH
Mind and body go hand in hand when it comes to creating health. Think of it like going on a weight-loss journey. You can’t simply eat well without exercising, or work out regularly while continuing to stuff your face with donuts.
The same holds true when it comes to obtaining complete health. Physical health is enhanced by mental health, as mental health is enhanced by physical health: one can’t be complete without the other.
To get to a point where your mind and body both align so that you experience true health, be intentional in your daily actions by incorporating workouts and practices that enhance both mental and physical health.
THE BENEFITS OF YOGA
Yoga is a great way to combine the relaxation techniques with the benefits of muscle-toning exercise. It helps you get into excellent shape and has been found to help with the following conditions:
- Lower back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Poor flexibility
THE BENEFITS OF PILATES
While Pilates is a well-known workout option for many people, it can also be used for rehabilitative purposes. It’s a safe, effective exercise that centers around muscular balance. Some benefits of regular Pilates workouts include:
- Balanced muscular strength between each side of the body
- Better posture
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced chance of musculoskeletal injuries
- Improved coordination
- Relaxation and stress management
- Better concentration
THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATING
Science is finding more and more evidence that stress plays a major role of many of today’s serious diseases. Everything from high blood pressure to psoriasis can be brought on—at least partially — by stress.
Regular meditation helps you manage stress, which leads not only to improved mental health but also to better physical health. Meditating can be done in a variety of ways, from counting breaths to repeating a designated mantra, and may be secular or religious.
No matter the technique, all meditation has one thing in common: it significantly reduces stress and improves health.
MIND AND BODY HEALTH AT THE AMARILLO TOWN CLUB
At the Amarillo Town Club, we have a comprehensive understanding of the role mental health plays in physical health, and we strive to offer classes that cater to both.
If you’re interested in addressing your total health, reach out to our friendly fitness pros today. Don’t forget we offer complete mind and body classes for free with your membership.