Exercise Benefits for Mental Health

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How many of us suffer from anxiety or depression? These are the most common mental issues that are faced. Exercise relieves stress and tension by releasing the feel-good hormones (endorphins), which gives a sense of calm and lifts your mood.

 

As well as improving your energy levels and improving sleep and digestion, exercise helps you to feel positive about yourself, increasing your self-esteem, which is a useful tool in coping with life on a day to day basis. The sense of achievement increases self-worth and lifts your mood, reducing stress and improving resilience to life events.

 

Learning how to stretch and relax your body also calms the mind. Controlled breathing and focusing mindfully on how you are moving helps to prevent a ‘busy brain’ from worrying about day-to-day concerns. Music is a great way to lift your mood, and brings a sense of enjoyment to getting fitter. Improving co-ordination improves concentration and dexterity.

It can be difficult to be inspired to exercise alone, so joining a class is a great way to meet new friends if you are feeling lonely. The social aspects of coming to a class are just as important as the physical ones. If you enjoy exercise, you are more likely to make it a regular part of your lifestyle.

Making exercise part of your daily life, combined with eating sensibly contributes to a long, healthy life and challenges the stigma of mental health.

So, if you know someone who may benefit from coming to a FLexercise class, but feels intimidated by taking that first step, offer to bring them along. You never know, you may make a new friend.

Exercise Classes

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Exercise Classes

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If improved fitness, energy and strength are on your fit list, you’re in luck. These unique classes are part exercise, part dance but all fun. Your future fitness is at your fingertips.

 

The system’s winning mix based on yoga, remedial health exercises and movement, achieves good posture and balance through exercise and maintains it through movement and dance.

 

FLexercise , which used to be known as the Women’s League of Health and Beauty, has played a key role in keeping women of all ages fit since the 1930s.

Classes focus on core-control, strength, balance and fitness. Teachers worldwide combine exercise and dance to carefully selected music in a way that is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. The classes are great fun as well as a very effective way to improve your fitness.

Teachers carefully plan classes to suitable music, which helps to inspire you to perform the exercises – and lifts 
the spirit. Floor-work or chair-based exercise can also be incorporated into the class. Your individual needs will be assessed and by your teacher.

Classwork is suitable for all levels and abilities – you 
can work at your own pace, and move on to more advanced work when you are ready. The exercises can be as hard- working and physically challenging as you want them to be.

The exercises and movements are beneficial to your personal wellbeing. Over time they will improve your balance, agility, co-ordination and rhythmic ability as well as your stamina, strength and suppleness.

Classes are great fun and a good way to meet new friends. Socialise and mobilise- come along and give them a try!

Here are my class details:

Green Dragon 28, High Street Market Lavington SN10 4AG (in the function room behind the pub)

Monday evenings 6.45 – 7.45pm

Wednesday mornings 10-11am

Time for tea/coffee and a chat afterwards? Get to know your class mates!

The Old School, Church Street, Market Lavington SN10 4DG

Friday Mornings 10-11am

Time for tea/coffee and a chat afterwards? Get to know your class mates!

The Wyvern Club, 51 Church Walk Devizes SN10 3AA

Monday mornings 10-11am

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Exercise for Health

Why is exercise good for your mind and body?

 

As well as improving your energy levels and improving sleep and digestion, it helps you to feel positive about yourself, increasing your self-esteem, which is a useful tool in coping with common mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. Learning how to stretch and relax your body also calms the mind. Controlled breathing and focusing mindfully on how you are moving helps to prevent a ‘busy brain’ from worrying about day-to-day concerns. Music is a great way to lift your mood, and brings a sense of enjoyment to getting fitter. Improving co-ordination improves concentration and dexterity.

It can be difficult to be inspired to exercise alone, so joining a class is a great way to meet new friends if you are feeling lonely. Making exercise part of your daily life, combined with eating sensibly contributes to a long, healthy life.

 

Fitness Classes: Stretch, Tone, Strengthen, Dance

Devizes

Mondays 10-11am

The Wyvern Club, Devizes

Market Lavington

Mondays 6.45-7.45pm Green Dragon Pub

Wednesdays 10-11am Green Dragon Pub

Friday 10-11am The Old School

Classes are ‘body friendly’ and especially planned to suit all ages and abilities.

Formerly ‘The Women’s League of Health and Beauty’, FL members develop a life-long affinity with exercise and feeling good about themselves.

I am a Fitness League Teacher and a Member of The Register of Exercise Professionals