There is overwhelming evidence that regular exercise is essential for improving mental health and wellness. The benefits of exercise include better sleep, reduced stress, and overall improvements in health and happiness. It’s important to know that exercising regularly (like 5 days per week) will mean a lot more to your long-term wellness than several hours of exercise only on the weekends. Wellness through exercise is built from consistency rather than intensity.
If you can commit to at least 30 minutes per day to exercise (which could be a daily walk, run, bike ride, yoga routine, weight training, or combination of any of these,) by the end of the summer you will have invested over 2,000 minutes in improved wellness. That is a small daily effort that will make a BIG difference in your wellness.
Remember, wellness can’t be stored, it must be nurtured every day. Your summer self-care challenge is to make a small investment, at least 30 minutes per day, in a healthier, happier, you through exercise. We look forward to seeing the improved you in the fall! Stay well!