City2Village International Initiative
~ Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles ~
N'Motion is an endeavor purposed to Increase Awareness of the connection between Mental Wellness and Physical Movement.
The vision is to promote Physical Movement as a viable, collaborative strategy to improve and sustain healthy emotional and psychological functioning.
Jeneen A, 73
I walk for an hour every morning at 6am ... my energy is high, mobility better and I feel Good about ME!
Body Chemistry, Movement
& Mental Wellness
The natural "Feel Good" hormone ... Endorphins are released after movement, relieves discomfort of exercise and influences improved mood state
"Reward" chemical - movement increases Dopamine Levels - motivates us to take action towards goals and desires, influencing sense of ability and resilience
Mood Stabilizer ... movement increases Serotonin Levels - decreases experience of loneliness and occurrence of depressive symptoms
"Stress" hormone ... associated with weight gain and weight retention - movement Decreases Cortisol Levels, decreasing stress, risk of depression and mental illness.
You CAN Do It!
Movement with Increased Heart Rate for 60 mins, 4-5 times per week
Start where you are, push yourself 5 additional minutes each week ...
1 additional day, every two weeks
quality & quantity of sleep
decreased subjective stress
decreased muscle tension
Emotional & Psychological
decreased occurrence of sadness
increased feelings of connection
decreased feelings of isolation
increased feelings of worth
increased feelings of purpose
decreased occurrence of fear/anxiety
increased emotional stability