Wellness

N'Motion

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, 71

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

Endorphins

The natural "Feel Good" hormone ...  Endorphins are released after movement, relieves discomfort of exercise and influences improved mood state

Dopamine

"Reward" chemical - movement increases Dopamine Levels - motivates us to take action towards goals and desires, influencing sense of ability and resilience

Serotonin

Mood Stabilizer ... movement increases Serotonin Levels - decreases experience of loneliness and occurrence of depressive symptoms

Cortisol

"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

Positive Impact

increased energy

cognitive clarity

sleep/wake cycle

quality & quantity of sleep

focus/concentration

decreased subjective stress

decreased muscle tension

increased resilience

Activities

walk

swim

elliptical

zumba

bike

aerobics

kickbox

bootcamp

treadmill

skate

jog/run

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

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