Here are sme good articles that you should look into regarding mental health for daily life
- laugh often
- You need to laugh every single day. And I mean really laugh. Laughter relaxes the whole body, triggers the release of endorphins, relieves stress, improves mood, and just makes you feel good
- train with friends
- Go to a gym that is a community, somewhere you love going and being. Make this a priority in your life and you will feel amazing on a daily basis.
- break you electronic OCD loop
- Have you found yourself checking the same websites over and over, even though you were just on them? Have you noticed that the second your phone makes a noise you have to grab it and see what’s going on?
- This electronic OCD loop can also lead to fatigue, stress, and anxiety. You’ll find you feel “busy” all day, even though you have nothing to show for it.
- stop sitting so much
- Use a desk that converts from sitting to standing.
- Get up for frequent breaks.
- Stand during meetings.
- Walk around the office when you talk on the phone.
- do mobility daily
- Grab a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or a piece of PVC pipe you have laying around and spend five minutes a day doing some soft tissue work (check out MobilityWod!)
- get enough sleep
- Sleep is critical recovery time and also protects you from illness. While you sleep, your body secretes hormones essential for muscle mass, bone strength, energy, and a strong immune system.
- walk tall
- research shows that walking tall improves your confidence, energy, and mood, and can also decrease your sensitivity to pain. Poor posture, on the other hand, can lead to feelings of stress and helplessness
- take time every day
- how many of them do you genuinely put into practice on a day-to-day basis? Every one of these points will improve your athletic performance, movement, productivity, and most importantly, your happiness.
The next few links are related to food, depression and working out, in different ways.
The truth is that about 1 in 5 of Americans ages 18 and up suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in a given year. Mental illness isn’t a sexy topic..
This may be due to the topic being a tough one to talk about and also one that is poorly understood. Mood disorders such as depression and anxiety affect approximately one out of every five people in the United States. Could the overabundance or processed foods be causing this?
our gym isn’t about appearance. We’re about fitness, and if you improve your fitness, you’ll look better. Guaranteed. But perhaps it’s best not to focus on that. Ultimately, appearance is a subjective measure that says nothing about your fitness. Some of the most beautiful people in the world are very unhealthy, and many of them will tell you that being judged on appearance isn’t very fun or good for mental health.
The bond between veterans and CrossFit is an emotional connection that materializes through the physical environment built inside every box across the country. There is a reason that a cookie-cutter gym membership does not work for so many veterans after we step away from the military. The physical side of fitness is not enough to keep us engaged. We need more. We need the brother/sisterhood that we experienced in our military careers. Many of us use that bond as motivation to get physically fit. What we do not recognize is the influence it has over our mental health as well.
Depression will do funny things to you. Even though it seemed like I had everything together in my life, my world constantly felt like it was crumbling around me. I tried to glue it back together with alcohol and unhealthy relationships but it turns out that crappy vodka and shitty friends don’t make things get better. Instead, it makes things much worse.
My body was failing me, I was in pain physically every day, and I saw no way out. Then I was asked that question earlier and it created a shift. The shift was mental and physical.