Leaning Tower of Pisa - Italy
Leaning Tower of Pisa – Italy

Quote of the Day: “All things are like a dream, a ghost, a bubble, a shadow; Like a dew-drop, or a flash of lightening; This is how they should be seen.” ~ Buddha

Song of the Day: Mercy – Shawn Mendes

Exercise of the Day: Cross-fit

Affirmation: “I am getting better everyday in every way.”

Tip: Mental health is just as important for your body as working out and eating healthy. When we stress out, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action. This causes a number of reactions, from blood being diverted to muscles to shutting down unnecessary bodily functions such as digestion.

When blood flow is going only to the most important muscles needed to fight or flee, brain function is minimised. This can lead to an inability to ‘think straight’; a state that is a great hindrance in both our work and home lives. If we are kept in a state of stress for long periods, it can be detrimental to our health.  The results of having elevated cortisol levels can be an increase in sugar and blood pressure levels, and a decrease in libido.

Find ways to get a healthy mind to keep a healthy body. Meditate, take some “you” time, do some activities you love, get a massage. Whatever it is that helps keep your mind on an even playing field, do it and do it regularly.