COACH

"Do it for You - Your Body and Your Mind"

If you have a problem, I know the solution: 

EXERCISE :)

 

Well, exercise might not solve all of our problems, but it will for sure help us face, and work our way through, the challenges we meet in life. Exercise was the most important element in my healing process; it helped me get up (and out) in the morning; it helped me appreciate my body again; it gave me feelings of controll, accomplishment and self-confidence; and most importantly, it gave me a good night's sleep and made me feel alive again. 

 

To me it's obvious - exercise is our best friend in trauma recovery.   

Trauma Symptoms: 

 

  • Shock, denial

  • Anger, irritability

  • Guilt, shame, self-blame

  • Feeling sad / hopeless

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Anxiety, fear

  • Withdrawing from others

  • Feeling disconnected

  • Insomnia, nightmares

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle tension / pain

  • Increased heart rate / respiratory rate

Trauma Recovery Advice:

 

 1) Get moving

  • Rythmic exercise 

2) Don’t isolate

  • Engage in social activities

  • Return to an ordinary life

3) Self regulate

  • Calm yourself 

4) Take care of your health

  • Get enough sleep

  • Avoid alcohol

  • Eat a well balanced diet

  • Reduce stress

  • Do more of what makes you happy

Benefits of Exercise:

 

  • Reduces stress

  • Releases endorphins - "feel good chemicals"

  • Improves self confidence

  • Provides feelings of self worth

      (appreciate what your body can do for you)

  • Alleviates anxiety (Take back control)

  • Gets you out the door

      (Vitamin D fights Depression)

  • Provides social interaction – feelings of belonging and support

  • Provides structure for your day

  • Releases dopamine - Helps control addiction.

  • Increases relaxation / enhances sleep

 

 Monika Korra Coaching:

"I hope to share the love of my life, exercise, with others, to help enrich lives and promote physical and mental health."