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Emotions can be incredibly overwhelming, especially in today’s fast-paced world. They can interfere with our day-to-day life without us even realising, creating a cycle which can take a toll on our mental health.
One way to take control and break the cycle is to take time to prioritise your body and mind through movement. We often forget how powerful exercise can be when taking care of our mental health. Whether you’re letting out anger in a HIIT workout or staying mindful with a yoga flow, movement is a great self-care tool when battling with those inevitable and overwhelming emotions. So if you’re feeling those emotions taking control, Kic has got your back with 5 moves for 5 different moods.
Anxious - 20 Min Spicy Full Body
In the hustle and bustle of today’s world, where deadlines loom and demands multiply, it’s no wonder that anxiety has become an unwelcome companion for many of us. Sometimes our minds need a distraction, even if it’s for only 20 mins. Try Leo’s ‘Spicy Full Body’ workout. The short sharp intervals will target all the muscle groups, which will help distract the mind and remain present whilst you focus on the workout at hand.
Stressed - 20 Min Full Body Workout
Ah yes – we know this one all too well. Stress can take such a toll on our daily lives – it knows no boundaries and can wreak havoc on our personal lives. We all deserve a break from the stress and what better way to do this by prioritising you through movement. When we move, we release endorphins which can improve our overall mood and clear your mind. Try Brooke’s 20 minute low impact ‘Full Body Workout’ which will give you the boost of energy your body and mind may need. Don’t let the stress win!
Angry - 18 Min HIIT All Combos
Sometimes we wake up on the wrong side of the bed and it can cloud our focus and make our day that much more unenjoyable. But there is a way to turn things around. Sometimes we just need a release and a chance to let the anger out. Ellice’s 18 minute ‘HIIT All Combos’ boxing workout will help burn off the adrenaline and channel the frustration into something positive.
Bonus: After you’ve released some adrenaline, be kind to your mind with Meg’s 5 minute ‘Focusing Your Attention’ meditation to cool down the body and mind and give yourself a chance to regroup and recompose.
Tired - 15 Min Lying Ab Session
You’re probably thinking “who on earth would want to exercise when they’re tired?!” but moving our bodies can actually help to fuel our energy. Remember that exercise does not need to be about pushing your limits, doing small, slow movements can have such a positive impact on our mental health. Try Brooke’s 15 minute ‘Lying Ab Session’. It will make you feel that full torso fire all from the comfort of your floor – perfect for your tired body!
Happy - 20 Min Head To Toe Dance Cardio
So, we can all relate to those ‘not so fun’ emotions but what about the good ones? Sometimes we feel on top of the world and it’s the perfect time to harness those good vibes and multiply those endorphins. If you want to keep the vibes high try the ‘Head To Toe Dance Cardio’ with Kath for a 20 minute dance sesh that will keep you buzzing for the rest of the day.
Are you feeling that extra bit tired but still in the mood to move? Here are 5 slow-paced and controlled workouts for when you’re feeling tired but still want to prioritise YOU.
We chatted with Leo about the importance of moving your body to support your mental health and got his tips for how to tackle those days were motivation is lacking.
Don’t underestimate the power of 5 minutes. We think you’ll be surprised to find out just how much you can benefit your mind and body in only 5 minutes.