Coach Melissa Peña recommends how important physical activity is to maintain good emotional health in this pandemic.
What is wellness? It is the first question for the coach Melissa Peña, known on social networks as @melicoach, after months of adapting to the new reality that the world is experiencing due to Covid-19.
For the expert, well-being is the result of mental and physical conditions that provide a feeling of satisfaction, mainly when we face adversity, which is when they are most needed.
The coach shared an analysis of the valuable lessons that the pandemic has given us, how to overcome individual and collective adversities, in El Toque at 9:00 on LISTIN DIARIO.
Through the social networks of Instagram, Facebook and Youtobe, the coach told the audiences that a revolution in cognitive relationships is being experienced, and this is because, due to the arrival of the pandemic, work is being done from home, The classes are virtual, lack of physical contact, but there are also those less obvious realities, which are more difficult to correct and face.
“We live under the umbrella of comfort and Covid arrived and we were not as prepared to face it, nor are we as well as we should be.”
For her there is a universal truth, which we must all accept, and one of them is to be alive and this implies being in constant change, which can be voluntary, involuntary and abrupt, and we must be prepared, especially what concerns physical health and mental.
There is a connection between physical and mental health and resilience because if people have questionable physical health, they run the risk of developing mental health equally and their care is what makes us strong.
As a coach, his goal is to ensure that people can incorporate well-being into this new lifestyle. The changes trigger a lot of fear, worry, stress, depression and anxiety, which cause a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and if this is normalized, diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular and immunological conditions appear as sequels.
For this reason, physical activity is of vital importance because it reduces the risks of all these discomforts and in the long term improves the quality of life, and also a feeling of collective well-being that will help to face the challenges, and thus overcome the adversities that arise. for the changes, as in these precise moments.
A rebirth with responsibility
According to the world health organization, adults should be physically active two to three days a week.
Older adults their physical activity will be focused on strengthening the muscles for better balance and the minimum will be two or three times a week.
Physical activity should not be seen as an option but as a necessity to promote healthy habits and now we have a good starting point with virtual workouts.