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What if your symptoms aren't the problem?

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

💪The human body is perfectly designed for optimum health and well being.

🏃🏻‍♀️The human body is designed for movement and so many of the functions of the human body depend on movement.

🦍We have a prehistoric body living in a 21st Century world.

🐒Our sedentary lifestyles are leading to many of us experiencing symptoms that are caused by lack of movement and physical activity in our every day lives.

😊I was speaking to a client recently about anxiety and she said that she knew exercise really helped keep her anxiety levels lower.

🤔I was exploring with her how different it would feel to see it from the perspective that

lack of movement caused higher adrenaline and cortisol levels and reduced the production of

endorphins and therefore as a result she had more of the symptoms of anxiety.

💡 This was a light bulb moment for her. She said “so there isn’t something

wrong with me, I'm just responding to the changes in how humans live” I loved this thinking as I am passionate about the idea that symptoms aren’t the problem, they are often the solution.

Seeing ourselves as a problem that needs to be fixed brings all levels of judgment and

challenges, seeing something as a basic human function and understanding the basic physiology of the human body helps us to make choices and decisions from a very different place.

🚴🏻‍♀️Exercise is an interesting word. We tend to identity ourselves as the type of person who

does or doesn’t like exercise or the type of person who is or isn’t good at sport. 🙈I generally don’t see myself as someone who likes to exercise. That sounds too much like hard work.

❤️I do see myself as someone who likes to be active, to spend time in nature, moving,

stretching and challenging my body, celebrating what it can do and ensuring that I am doing what I can to be the healthiest version of myself today and in the future.

😂 These may sound like essentially the same thing and yet for many this shift in perspective might just make a difference.

In the words of Wayne Dwyer. “When we change the way we look at things. The things we look at change”

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