Winter is tough for many people. Short days and cold wet weather are a long way from the colours and warmth of summer, often leading to depression, or S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Why is exercise good for your mind and body?
Exercise for health: 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
The Wyvern Club, Devizes
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