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Exercise & Mental Health
Exercise and depression. Maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing intodepression. Itpromotesgoodchanges in thebrain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelingsofcalmandwell-being. Italso releasesendorphins,powerfulchemicals in your brain that improve energy and make you feel good. Exercise also serves as a “productive” distraction, allowing you to break out of the negative thoughts that feed depression. Exercise and anxiety. Anything involvingmovementcanhelpanxiety,but focus whileexercising ismorebeneficial thanzoningout.Byadding thisconcentration on your body and how it feels, you’ll not only improve your physical condition but also help disperse the flow of constant worries running through your head. ExerciseandADHD. Exercising regularly isoneof theeasiestandmosteffective ways to reduce thesymptomsofADHDas it improvesconcentration,motivation, memory, and mood. Physical activity immediately boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus and attention. Exercise and PTSD and trauma. Evidence suggests that by focusing on your body as you exercise, you can actually help your nervous system come out of the immobilization stress response that characterizes PTSDor trauma. Instead ofdwellingon “trigger” thoughtsand feelings,paycloseattention to thephysical sensations in your joints, muscles, and even your insides as your body moves. Exercises that involvecrossmovementandengagebotharmsand legssuchas walking, running, swimming, weight training, or dancing are some of your best choices. Outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and skiing (downhill and cross-country) have also been shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD. If you’re looking to use exercise to improve your mental health, be sure to set small, achievable goals so as not to feel overwhelmed or discouraged from continuing exercise. As you get a better feel for workouts, you can always add newexercisesandactivities to further improveyourphysicalandmentalhealth!
OurKewanee family iscurrently facingsomechallengingnews.AshleyEgan,one ofourcherishedOccupationalTherapists,hasrecentlybeendiagnosedwithbreast cancer. She has a long road of treatments ahead of her, but with the support of her loyal patients, her road to recovery may be a bit smoother. Ashley has been a treasured part of our family since 2005. She has always been dedicatedtohelpingothers,takingpride inaidingherpatientsthroughrehabilitation and recovery.Weareasking thatshebekept inyour thoughtsandprayersasher own journey through rehabilitation and recovery begins. Ashley, her husband Eric, and their two sons Aden and Eli, could all use kindness and support during this time. If you wish to send words of encouragement or inspiration to Ashley and her family, you can do so at our Kewanee office mailing address: 1258 W South St, Suite 1 Kewanee, IL 61443. Ashley has never hesitated to lend a helping hand to others, and we are hoping that she can get back to doing what she loves as quickly as possible. Any caring word will go a long way in brightening up Ashley’s treatment journey.
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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve back pain
At Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.
It’s time to call Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists if: • You are tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury
1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
Swan Dive Lay on stomach with your arms overhead. Press your chest upwards, keeping the muscles in your trunk and legs relaxed. Repeat 6 times.
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