Elizabeth has been a dedicated member of 6S for just over one year, and she has been such a positive role model and shining star since the moment she walked into our doors!
Elizabeth first joined without any previous experience, but she had an unwavering willingness and desire to learn. She continually challenges herself and supports those around her. But, what makes Elizabeth so special is that no matter how hard she is working or how tired she is, you will ALWAYS catch her smiling and dancing to a good tune. When you're around you, you can't help but smile - her energy and enthusiasm is contagious.
The short answer is yes, and here’s why:
If I asked you to list the benefits of exercise, your mind would likely jump to losing weight, gaining muscle, and maybe even increasing energy. But would it go to increasing focus? Decreasing anxiety and depression? Growing brain cells? Learning faster?
When we think of the beneficial impacts of physical activity, we tend to focus on the physical and aesthetic results: a flat tummy, toned arms, a bigger butt. What we often overlook are the effects on the brain.
We all know exercise is good for us, but how good is it really?
Our society has become so focused (and sometimes obsessive) on the number on the scale.
Did my weight go up or down today? Am I heavier or lighter than yesterday? Did that binge night of drinking make a difference?
These are just some of the question that may pop into our heads, and in most cases these thoughts or even having expectations like "I have been so good with my diet, I MUST be 5# lighter" can lead to disappointment that is NOT justified. The number on the scale is exactly that - JUST A NUMBER - it does not define who you are, the hard work you have been putting in, your feelings, your results etc. However, we can also appreciate that this mentality is not always easy to adapt, which is why we are here to help explain why the scale is a big fat liar & why you shouldn't let it affect you or any aspect of your life!
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