The findings of this research might hit the spot for some of our clients: there is a causational link between exercising and eating fruits and vegetables and happiness. At a time when many of us could best describe our emotional state as languishing, positive causation between lifestyle and life satisfaction is an uplifting discovery.
My invitation to you, my fellow fitness and wellness leaders, this week is simple and sweet. Take a moment to read this article, and perhaps the related article in the Journal of Happiness Studies, then share with your clients, participants, and loved ones.
A highlight from one of the researchers Dr. Gschwandtner: “Behavioural nudges that help the planning self to reinforce long-term objectives are likely to be especially helpful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If a better lifestyle not only makes us healthier but also happier, then it is a clear win-win situation.”
I have the pleasure and privilege of presenting workshops for corporations across the country and you probably won’t be surprised that the most popular topics for the last 18 or so months have been around wellness and mental health. The public is not only more interested than ever before in the topics but also more inclined to spend time accessing support for stress, anxiety, breathing techniques, mood boosters, etc. Thankfully my partners in these presentations always include the impact of a healthy lifestyle on managing mental health; ways in which our physical, mental, immune, and social health contribute to one another.
Having a better understanding of those contributions will only help us continue to serve our clients and members better.
Join me Monday, November 15th at 1:30pm ET as I interview Sue Staresinic for a live recording of my podcast “In Bed with the Fitness Industry.”
Sue is an award-winning fitness instructor, educator and practicing physiotherapist with 24 years in the industry. She has presented in numerous NEWBODY masterclass videos and is featured on the virtual platform in 300 clubs across Canada.