The Week of
Engaging in Your Life
This Week’s Info
- Mobility Focus: Happy Baby
- Stability Goals: Dragon
- Skill Work: Thruster
- Mindset: Engaging in Your Life
WOD Programming Schedule (thru March 25th)
- Monday: Strength
- Tuesday: Pliability
- Wednesday: MetCon
- Thursday: Strength
- Friday: Pliability
- Saturday: MetCon
IT IS ALMOST HERE!
We are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on March 9th from 11-5pm!
Sign up to donate HERE!
Got some good swag ideas?
We are preparing for another round of gear release and we want to hear from you!
Email Amanda@MindsetPT.com with any type of gear / clothing you want us to make along with any awesome designs (like the one below!)
VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE is BACK!
- WHEN: April 27th – April 29th
- WHERE: Here at Mindset!
- HOW: Sign up HERE!
- WHO: This course is for anyone wanting to learn the physiology of meditation, the benefits of this practice, and how to truly incorporate meditation into your life!
The ATHENA Course is returning this summer!
Dr. Ellen’s Health Tip
Most of us live life by default rather than by design. So, it comes as no surprise that the most common regret people express as they look back over their lives is that they wish they’d had the courage to live the life they wanted. In this TED Talk, Sonia Ovenden shares her 5-step system that anyone can apply to create their dream life and not become another statistic.
Check out this 15 minute video when you have time to listen fully and are ready to dream.
Functional Medicine Corner
We’ve talked about stress before in the Functional Medicine Corner, and the effects that long-term stress can have on our health. However, one of my patients shared the TED talk below with me, and it challenges the assumption that stress isn’t necessarily bad for our health. Crazy, right?!
Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and speaks for approximately 15 minutes about how our perception of whether stress is good or bad can literally change the physiology of our stress response. For example, if we perceive an increased heart rate during a stressful time as helping us rise to a challenge, rather than a sign of anxiety, our body physically responds differently. Because if we are stressed and worried, our blood vessels constrict and become inflexible, decreasing oxygen and nutrient delivery, and increasing parameters like high blood pressure.
However, if we view an increase in heart rate as a helpful tool to allow us to rise and meet the challenge, like when we are excited or have courage, then our blood vessels remain open and pliable. Literally, if we can change how we approach a situation, with courage and excitement, rather than fear, our body’s response will match, and the negative effects of stress decrease or disappear.
Oxytocin, our body’s love hormone that is released when we nurse a baby, hug someone, or help others is also released during stressful situations. In addition to helping drive connection and compassion, oxytocin also has anti-inflammatory effects as well as helps the vessels stay relaxed and dilated. AND oxytocin can work on receptors on the heart to help heal damage from increased stress. When we have a stress response, our body is sending us signals to reach out to others. And when we do, we can then get some pretty amazing health benefits in return.
Kelly is an amazing speaker – take a few moments to watch this video, and start to change the way you perceive stress. Your body will thank you!
~ Carrie Palmer PA-C, IFMCP
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month
It is that time! JOANNA SHIELDS is our rocking member of the month!
This athlete is incredible! It gives us such joy to witness her growth in strength, core control, stability, awareness and technique! She is truly a force!!!
Show her some love this month and say hello to her to be graced by her incredible smile and natural joy! Joanna – You are one amazing and beautiful human!