“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden (Workouts 4 All)
Yesterday I was thinking about how so much focus is placed on yoga in research into physical activity for mental health (Yesterday & the day before are two examples). Today a radio DJ brought up Prancercising. This post just wrote itself.
Personally, I think any regular physical activity you enjoy can be good for mental health. Plenty of research backs me up. Anything you enjoy done consistently is good for you (except maybe knife juggling). Not just because of all the benefits of exercise, but finding & engaging in something pleasurable for you, the benefit of a routine, & what it means to be able to be consistent with anything other than feeling bad. The last one is actually a benefit of mental health to exercise. (If you’re not there not, please don’t let not exercising become another reason to hate yourself. Some of us feel enough of those reasons already. *hug*)
Here’s my favorite of the Prancercising videos.
And a few quick links about the benefits of exercise on mental health that also offer tips on getting started.