While recognizing World Mental Health Day today, we, at B5 Personal Training, always find that our common goal is to change people’s lives for the better – helping them to reach not only their physical goals through exercise but to develop healthier minds in the process.
With all that is occurring throughout the world today, it is no surprise that COVID-19 is causing a historic rise in mental health issues. Nearly half of Americans have reported that the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental well-being. Which is why being active is not just a great way for people to stay fit, but it can also have a powerful effect on the mind as well.
For many years, physical and mental health were seen as two separate areas but, recently, there’s been a positive shift in the way mental health is viewed and approached. This has led to much more open and frequent discussions around the subject, with various initiatives aimed at helping people to understand, protect, and sustain their well-being. It also means that greater emphasis is now being placed on the way physical activity can support mental health.
Statistics show that those who struggle with stress, anxiety, and/or depression are more successful in reaching their goals, physically and mentally, with the support and guidance of a personal trainer. It is the most effective natural remedy to prevent mental illness and disease especially during these trying times.
The best medicine for your mental health can be working with a personal trainer. The benefits stem beyond the idea that someone else is simply designing your workouts and/or nutrition to meet your goals. Working out with a personal trainer will in fact improve your mental health by;
- Making you accountable
- Pushing you out of your comfort zone
- Helping you reach your goals faster
- Easing stress, anxiety, doubt
- Building confidence
- Improving cognitive function
- Improving sleep
- Creating a feeling of overall happiness
It’s vital to recognize the importance of mental health and what you can do to prevent and ease feelings of worry, doubt, stress, and fear. During these times we need to keep our health a priority both physically and mentally. Let our experienced trainers help. We are all in this together.