The Benefits of Moving Your Body in Different Ways by Halle Anderson

This blog post is written by Halle Anderson.  Halle joined us at The Nook for Year 10 work experience.  Halle is a student at St Martins Lutheran College and is a dedicated dance student and dance teacher:

It is very important to take the time to reflect on your progress. Do you remember the last time you changed up your movement plan? Are you stuck in the same routine and becoming unmotivated? Listen to your body so you can give it what it needs to grow and improve in new ways. You may be finding yourself doing the same activities every day and missing out on new ways you can help your body. There are many different forms of exercise available to keep yourself healthy. It might be the perfect time for you to start a new movement plan, which is a plan to help you get the best health and fitness for your body as well as renewed motivation and a positive mindset. It is crucial to make sure you are paying attention to all areas such as nutrition, physical, mental and emotional health. Balance is the key.

Some options to include in your movement plan might include…

●  Meditation

●  Yoga

●  Pilates

●  HIIT classes

●  BARRE classes

●  Reformer Pilates

●  Going for a walk or run with friends

To develop a positive mindset you need to have patience as it may take some trial and error. Along the way you might try things you don’t enjoy but being open to new things will lead to finding the perfect movement plan for yourself. You might feel a little discouraged at times during this process but you will find that with persistence it will be worth it. Avoid focusing on one particular type of movement or one specific aspect of your health. By focusing on your body and health as a whole you will be able to get the best results from your movement plan.

Motivation is key and finding your personal motivation might include…

●  Keep your thoughts positive

●  Regularly change what is in your movement plan

●  Surround yourself with people that help you to grow

●  Keep an open mind

●  Make your plan and put it in writing

●  Set realistic goals

●  Reward yourself when you achieve your goals

●  Include friends to make it extra fun

It is important to change the routine every three to four weeks depending on your experience levels. Make it your aim to master form and technique for several weeks before you change your activity. Keeping the same routine for too long means you reach a plateau because your body has already adapted to the repetitive training systems. Changing things up will allow you to keep extending yourself.

The Nourish Nook is the perfect place for you to experience a variety of new things with a holistic approach. The environment is welcoming with lots of support and fun too. It offers personal training, pilates, physiotherapy, nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, meditation and massages. This covers so many of your body’s needs!

Now is the time to put your health and wellbeing first. You will find the benefits so rewarding and your body and mind will thank you!

Categories: General, Pilates, Wellbeing