- Goldie Hawn has shared her favorite ways to exercise to improve her mental health.
- The moves are simple and doable.
- “We all know the physical benefits of exercise, but it can also have a profound impact on our mental health in incredible ways,” she wrote.
Goldie Hawn is here to remind you that working out doesn’t just keep you limber and looking great at 76, like it does for her, it’s also a crucial habit for maintaining good health. mental. In a new Instagram video, the actress shared her favorite ways to move for what she called “MindUp Monday,” and fans loved the encouragement.
“Come with me!” she exclaims in the clip as she heads for her personal mini trampoline. Hawn recommended jumping on it for a few minutes, or if you don’t have any, just jump up and down with your arms up to activate the lymphatic system. “It makes your heart work too, it’s amazing!” she says.
Then, she did arm curls with improvised weights: bottles of wine. “If you don’t have weight, just grab a few bottles of wine…it’s the same thing,” she laughed. Then it was time for a neighborhood walk. “Walking is the most important thing you can do,” she said. (We are inclined to agree!)
As she finished her roundup, she planted herself on a yoga mat. “Sit down, cross your legs, take a deep breath, and thank yourself for taking time for yourself today,” she said. “Relax your body and have a great day.”
Captioning the post, Hawn highlighted the importance of exercise for mental health. “Research shows that people who exercise regularly have better mental health and emotional well-being. Exercising can help improve our mood, focus and also help us have a positive outlook on life,” she wrote. “The good news is that exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous or take a long time to make us feel good.”
And she’s not wrong. A 2021 report from the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation reviewed more than 1,000 studies from the past 30 years and found that 89% of them showed a positive and statistically significant association between physical activity or exercise and mental health.
“We all know the physical benefits of exercise, but it can also have a profound impact on our mental health in incredible ways 🏃♂️❤️🧠,” Hawn concluded.
Fans thanked her for the encore and praised the mother of three and grandmother of seven for continuing the hard work. “Love this! As your body moves your brain activates 🧠,” one person commented. “Love this and love you ❤️😘 You are amazing 🔥,” another added. “Thanks for that. You just inspired me to do this today! someone else wrote.
Hawn has been vocal about mental health since sudden fame at a young age impacted hers, which ultimately led to anxiety and panic attacks. In 2003, she founded MindUp, an organization that, through research and education, helps children “manage stress, regulate emotions and meet the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion”. , according to the official website, in hopes that they can better handle big transitions like the one Hawn has struggled with.
We look forward to more Mind Up Mondays!
Kayla Blanton is a freelance writer who reports on all things health and nutrition for men’s health, women’s health, and prevention. Her hobbies include sipping perpetual coffee and pretending to be a choppy contestant while baking.