Covid-19 has had a huge impact on Mens Health not only physically but also mentally. This year there is a ‘can do challenge’ with the five days of the week and five ways to wellbeing that have been scientifically proven:
Connect – connect with other people (eg. call an old friend you haven’t since before lockdown) #connectmonday
(Be) Active – move your body (eg. go for a run/walk/swim/dance/etc) #activetuesday
Notice – take notice of the environment around you (eg. turn off your phone for an hour) #noticewednesday
Discover – learn something new (eg. read a book you haven’t read before) #discoverthursday
Offer (or give) – do something for someone else (eg. volunteer for a local community group) #offerfriday
I see more and more men adopting the concept of Pilates to enhance not only their physical body but their mind. Pilates is often perceived as easy and female orientated. Well think again! It was founded by a man who was a professional boxer/ body builder and used his method initially called ‘controlology’ to rehabilitate injured soldiers. Pilates is a form of body conditioning that strengthens you from head to toe & improves postural alignment & flexibility (without holding a stretch). You might be surpised to learn that less is more in Pilates as the movements are subtle yet you might shake like a leaf & sweat like crazy. Control & precision are required for each exercise & therefore every rep requires attention to detail hence the focus of mind – body connection. Pilates can enhance lifestyle & performance as you work your deep stabilisation system in addition to your moving global system. The synchronisation of these systems allows the body to be balanced to move more freely & reduce the risk of injury.
Want to try PilatesClick this link for access into a FREE 7 Day Pilates for Men Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267978437969731/