During a month of love I wanted to address how movement and fitness equal self care and self love! Exercise is one of the most effective ways to build self-acceptance and confidence. By engaging in physical activity, you can transform the way you see yourself and ultimately lead a life full of health, happiness, and success.
Being active and having a consistent exercise routine has been proven to have many positive effects on mental health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that exercise increases serotonin levels in the brain, which helps to boost your mood, reduce anxiety, and improve overall brain functioning. Consistent physical activity stimulates endorphins, helping you to feel good and increase self-esteem. Regular exercise can help you to better manage stress and become emotionally resilient. Resiliency is needed now more than ever! Now that’s self care!
So while your improving your cardiovascular health, strengthening your immune system AND increasing your abilities, all of this will contribute to higher levels of self-acceptance and self-confidence!!
Simply put, exercise is a powerful tool for getting to know and accept yourself. It helps you to become more mindful of your own body and appreciate the strength and capabilities it has. You’ll also, feel accomplishment which encourages you to set and achieve personal goals. Please keep your goals doable and try new things for movement until you find what you like!!
Now when I say what you like, I mean enjoying the activity so much that you don’t have to be reminded or begged to do it! Choose fitness activities your ready to “go after”!!!
When you realize your accomplishments, it allows you to understand and accept your body for ALL it does for you. The result is an increased level of self-acceptance and confidence that you can apply to your overall life which equal self love!
This is truly heart work!! Everyone deserves to feel deserving of self-love and admiration, and exercise can be a great start in building that self-affirming inner voice! That’s exactly why I wanted to make sure my business FunctionalFitwear.com offers inclusive sizing for EVERYONE 2XS-6XL!! I hope your February Heart month is full of love, fitness & fun!
Founder & CEO, FunctionalFitwear.com