News | September 20, 2023
Yellow September is a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, a delicate and crucial topic that deserves all the attention. While we are a company passionate about movement and quality of life, we couldn't help but address this important topic in a sensitive and informative way.
We often underestimate the powerful connection between our body and our mind. The truth is that they are intrinsically linked, and caring for one directly affects the other. When it comes to mental health, physical activity plays a key role. The connection between body and mind does exist.
The Signs We Can't Ignore
Some signs tend to appear and it is very important to be aware of our surroundings and ourselves. These signals show that our body and mind send us. They can be indicative that something is not right. When it comes to mental health, symptoms are often subtle and easily overlooked. Some of these signs include:
– Mood changes: Frequent mood swings, such as deep sadness, excessive irritability or anxiety
– Lack of energy: Feeling constantly tired, with no motivation to carry out daily tasks.
– Social isolation: Avoiding contact with friends and family, refusing to participate in social activities.
– Sleep disorders: Difficulty falling asleep or maintaining healthy sleep.
– Low self-esteem: Feeling undervalued or unhappy with yourself.
– Suicidal thoughts: If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, it is crucial to seek help immediately.
The only good news is that physical activity can be a great ally in the search for better mental health. When we exercise, our body releases endorphins, chemicals that act as natural painkillers and antidepressants. Furthermore, regular exercise helps reduce stress which reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, providing a feeling of relaxation. The same physical activity helps regulate sleep cycles, contributing to better quality rest, as well as a considerable increase in self-esteem, as improving physical appearance also increases confidence. It's a very important chain reaction.
Start Small, Reap Big Benefits
You don't have to become an elite athlete to enjoy the benefits of physical activity. Start with small goals, like a daily walk, yoga sessions, or dance classes. The important thing is to find an activity that you enjoy and that you can incorporate into your routine.
Additionally, don't hesitate to seek professional help if you are experiencing significant challenges with your mental health. Therapists and psychologists are available to support you on this journey.
This Yellow September, we remind everyone that taking care of your body is a powerful way of taking care of your mind. Be aware of the signs, practice physical activity regularly, and remember that you are not alone. Together, we can promote mental health and quality of life. Be kind to yourself and others, and always seek support when needed. Your mental health is valuable, and deserves all the care and attention.