Is Your Movement Joyful?

πŸ€ Last weekend, I had a blast shooting baskets with my husband. It was good for my mind and body. I left feeling happy, energized and less stressed. *For me, this was #joyfulmovement.
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😐 However, for many of us, exercise is far from joyful. It may feel like a chore more than anything else. This can happen when our primary reason for moving is to change our appearance. This was me at one time!
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πŸ€” Does exercise feel joyful to you? If appearance didn’t matter, what kind of physical activity would you try?? What’s something you love to do?! Walking.. gardening.. playing with the kids..
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πŸ’› Remember, exercise (in the right amounts) is good for our mental and emotional health. It can also be fun and challenging! It’s a great way to have time for ourselves or maybe an opportunity to connect with a friend. It can also reduce our blood pressure, increase our good cholesterol (HDL), and strengthen our hunger and fullness signals.
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πŸ™‚ *Joyful movement and Intuitive eating are complex and look different for everyone. If you’d like help figuring out how to use this framework in your life, let me know!

Kara Westrup