Regular physical activity can improve health in many ways including the following:
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Healt Promotion, and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (2011).
Summer is a great time to get moving! Whether you walk, jump, dance, run, swim, or bike, the warmer weather allows for many ways to be active. What is your favorite form of exercise? Do you exercise mindfully?
To practice mindful exercise:
–From Intuitive Eating (Tribole & Resch, 2003).
Thank you to everyone who participated in Walk to REbeL 2012! The morning was a huge success with over 500 participants. We had a great time and hope you did too! Thank you for your support.
While exercise has significant health benefits, you can overdo it. How do you know if your approach to physical activity has become compulsive? Below are some warning signs that your relationship with exercise may no longer be about health and may, instead, have become excessive:
Do you . . .
If you answered “yes” to several of the questions above, you may be exercising excessively, and should consider seeing a medical or mental health professional to talk through these concerns.
Remember that a healthy relationship with physical activity is one in which the exercise:
From National Eating Disorders Association (Eberle, 2004), Nutrition Info 411 (Tribole, 2010), and Daily Practices for Mindful Exercise (Calogero and Pedrotty, 2007).