Introducing Mindful Fitness


 

Discover the Mental Health Benefits of Physical Fitness. Mindful Urgent Care patients are eligible for a discounted one month unlimited membership with our fitness partner, CrossFit West Hempstead. 


Introducing Mindful Fitness

Discover the Mental Health Benefits of Physical Fitness. Mindful Urgent Care patients are eligible for a discounted one month unlimited membership with our fitness partner, CrossFit West Hempstead. 

“Exercise is no longer just about aerobic capacity and muscle size…”

People who exercise regularly report a tremendous feeling of overall well-being. Exercise is also a powerful medicine for many common mental health challenges.

Regular exercise can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and many more conditions. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better.

At Mindful Urgent Care we want to be a part of helping you to make this decision towards bettering your overall mental health. Since July 2019 we have become affiliated with CrossFit International and want to extend all Mindful Urgent Care patients a discount towards membership at CrossFit West Hempstead!

Call 516.858.4756 and Use Promo Code GETHEALTHY to get your discounted one month unlimited membership. You may also visit www.crossfitwh.com for more information.

 

Exercise and depression


Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects, of course. In addition to relieving depression symptoms, research also shows that maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing.

Exercise also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good. Finally, exercise can also serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts, which often times can feed depression.

 

Exercise and anxiety


Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins. Exercise and stress

Ever noticed how your body feels when you’re under stress? Your muscles may be tense, especially in your face, neck, and shoulders, leaving you with back or neck pain, or painful headaches. The worry and discomfort of all these physical symptoms can in turn lead to even more stress, creating a vicious cycle between your mind and body.

Exercising is an effective way to break this cycle. As well as releasing endorphins in the brain, physical activity helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body. Since the body and mind are so closely linked, when your body feels better so, too, will your mind.

 

Exercise and ADHD


Exercising regularly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. Physical activity immediately boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus and attention. In this way, exercise works in much the same way as ADHD medications do.

 

Exercise and PTSD and trauma


Evidence suggests that by really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise, you can actually help your nervous system become “unstuck” and begin to move out of the stress response that characterizes PTSD or trauma. Instead of allowing your mind to wander, pay close attention to the physical sensations in your joints and muscles. Exercises that involve cross movement and that engage both arms and legs—such as those demonstrated through CrossFit- are some of your best choices.

Call 516.858.4756 and Use Promo Code GETHEALTHY to get your discounted one month unlimited membership. You may also visit www.crossfitwh.com for more information.


Mindful Urgent Care West Hempstead, NY Office

 

516-200-1897

 
510 Hempstead Turnpike 
#203 
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Monday - Friday 11am-7pm

hello@mindfulurgentcare.com