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It's Movement for Movement Monday!

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

Today is Movement for Movement Monday at Aortic Hope!

❤️As we all know, doing nothing is doing something however, many of us need some support to simply get moving (whatever that may be for you).

🛑 Whatever you are doing right now as you read this, stop, and at least stretch. Takes a quick walk around your house or to your mailbox and back. It's time to do something, anything...just MOVE!

👉 Moving isn't only good for your body, it's great for your mind!

🧠 According to the article written in Permanente Medicine titled Regular Exercise Benefits Both Mind and Body: A Psychiatrist Explains, "Neurotransmitters called serotonin (a hormone that stabilizes our mood) and norepinephrine (a hormone that increases heart rate and helps break down fat) also increase during exercise. Norepinephrine and serotonin are a great pair. Together, these chemicals help combat depressive episodes and boost energy and alertness. Exercise increases levels of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, just like medications can."

To learn more about how exercising helps the brain, check out the following article.

👩‍⚕️ Following your doctor's orders, do whatever he/she has cleared you to do. It's okay to enjoy the holidays just don't forget to get up and MOVE!

✔️ Fear can hold us back, fear that an aneurysm will grow if we move too much, fear we will get too tired, fear we can get hurt. It's time to work through the fear. We CAN do this together!

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