Running a marathon changes you in ways that you never could have imagined. After the excitement has passed and you hobble back to work a few days after completing 42.2 kilometres in one setting, the impact of your achievement quickly becomes apparent – You see and experience everything differently.
Running has a profound impact on both physical and mental health. It is an effective approach for maintaining weight and has been shown to significantly improve mood. Learn ways to incorporate running into your life as part of your personal transformation journey.
In today’s show, Liz Garett, the Plant-Based Power Coach, and I connect to discuss our return to vegan athletics. The journey to wellness has many ups and downs. Knowing that it has been two years since our lest discussion about our personal athletics journey, Liz and I discuss the set-backs and lessons learned for a strong come-back.
The incessant internal voice is your worst enemy. If you are new to running, especially after your first experience with a setback, you are adequately aware of how difficult it is to manage mental pitfalls along the way, especially motivation.
The research is clear: Thoughts (cognitions) are powerful. In fact, cognition is the most important factor in care planning for individuals with Major Depressive Disorder. Cognition also has a significant impact on motivation, especially motivation in athletes.
In today’s episode, Tim Van Orden returns to interview Jerod Killick, creator of the Finding My Psych website and podcast. Tim and Jerod engage in a free flowing conversation about personal transformation and engaging others in the work they do promoting wellness.
The connection between physical fitness and mental health, is commonly sited by seasoned athletes and others in the first few weeks of new exercise program. In fact, it goes well beyond anecdotal accounts. The literature is clear – Exercise improves mood (psychological wellbeing), and enhances self-concept/self-esteem (Plante and Rodin, 1990; Plante, 2007; Angus et al., 2017).
On today’s show, we are honoured to sit down with author, athlete and raw food vegan, Tim Van Orden. Tim and I discuss the personal challenges encountered in any personal transformation journey. We also confront the dangers of fully embracing a plant-based identity as a form of public recognition.
The goals of the substance user and athlete battling depression is the same – Both seek a shift in mood and/or mental state. The goal to, ‘feel better,’ is universal, regardless of the tool used. In fact, substance misuse is considered superior in that it is absolutely efficient at achieving its aims.