Why it’s important to move your body

For some, making the space in your life to regularly exercise may feel like an impossible feat. Yet, the cost of not exercising regularly is like a visible and invisible draw on the quality of your life.

It’s important to think about how much you value your health and well-being. Sadly, our work lives often dictate needing to sit at a desk for several hours of the day. But you can still incorporate stretch breaks and a routine that includes movement just as normally as checking your email.

Health Benefits

Understandably reasons of feeling too tired or sore from the day are often a product of not moving, stretching or sweating. It can be a negative cycle of feeling too tired too move yet that movement may be the thing needed to boost your energy.

Exercise supports our bodies in a variety of ways. Mainly it boosts our oxygen levels and our moods. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores. If you’d like to read more about the benefits, here is a link to the Mayo Clinic explaining more of why exercise is so important for our health.

It can positively improve how you will feel, act, and think in all areas of your life. Exercise helps to release endorphins and hormones in your brain that help to decrease depression and low affect.  It has also been shown to reduce anxiety, even with low intensity movement.


We recommend you do not attach movement to weight control. Focus more on the win of making time to move everyday. Feel proud of that success. Mark it off in your calendar. Make it part of your daily routine like brushing your teeth.

No more neglecting your body. Not only the body, but your soul, your spirit needs the movement to clear out old energy, to regenerate strength.

Tune in to your body, allow it to rest when it needs it. Remember the moments when you thought you were too tired to walk and then walked over a mile. Or couldn’t believe you’d make it through a yoga class but did it and looked forward to the next one.

Continue to find new ways that you enjoy moving, like hiking, playing tennis or a class online. There are many options to support you in your daily movement and exercise practice!

If you would like to talk with us to learn more about how we can support you in your recovery journey, reach out today!