Welcome back to Take-Time Tuesday – your weekly dose of dedicated ‘me time’. Today, we are thinking about how to look after our bodies with movement and physical exercise – whatever that may look like for you. While at home, I can imagine daily exercise might be different from usual. But with mind and body so intrinsically linked, it is important we try and make time for it!
Exercise has both short and long term benefits for the brain and your mood. Research suggests that a single workout boosts the levels of the neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline, all of which can contribute to improving our focus for up to 2 hours! Long term, exercise has been known to improve memory, attention span and mood.
We’re all unique, and exercise is very personal. There is no ‘right’ way to do things, it’s about what works for you – however simple. Whether you prefer to run or walk once a day, practice yoga, dance in your living room or gently stretch, what counts is that you’re showing up for yourself and doing it in the first place! So Hubbers, let’s get moving – in any way you can!
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
– Jim Rohn