Exercise = Mental Wellness

Douglas Semple
2 min readApr 27, 2023

After a long haitus from exercising, I went back to my fitness trainer at Synergee Fitness to do a workout. I’m glad I did for I feel so much better this morning.

I’d forgotten how therapeutic exercise can be.

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I had a lot of things happen to me that prevented me from regular exercising. I had an accident that busted my side, arm and leg and left me bed ridden for a few weeks. No broken bones fortunately. Then I had surgery that required long recovery time for some reason, maybe I didn’t listen to instructions to take care myself lol. Then covid jumped on me even after 3 vaccines which left me with after effects that are still with me. After that, my stepfather passed away which knocked me off my feet. I’d thought he would always be around. There were other losses that seemed to come one right after another, no time to really finish grieving.

All this combined, I fell into some sort of funk which was hard to come out of. I could not focus on work, I would look at documents but couldn’t read them. I would try to sit at my computer to write but I just could not get focused.

I’m sure I am describing what many of you have experienced or are experiencing as well. No mojo. No super powers whatsoever.

Anyway, going back to my trainer did something for me yesterday. I feel my super powers are coming back. Exercise does that, you help your body to make endorphins that heal you. I was telling the trainer that I should have come to see her in the middle of my depression then it might have not been so bad.

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If you are undergoing a long sadness, go outside and do some exercise, even a short 20 minute walk will do wonders for you.

May my Jesus bless you in all ways. Amen!

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Douglas Semple

Douglas Semple MBA, MPA, B.A. A writer, a thinker and a follower of Jesus.