Mental health management on a physical level
Mental health awareness has reached an all time high. What was not known just 30 years ago, is now becoming common knowledge.
---So, why hasn't there been a full-scale fitness methodology to support that awareness? Well, now there is.
Polykinetics is the first fitness method of its kind to be dedicated solely on improving mental health and vitality by utilizing strategic coordinated movements for a given period of time, called kinetic sequences in combination with various aspects of cognitive therapeutic strategies, and techniques mixed utilizing many styles of music therapy that not only motivates and sets the pace of the workout session, but optimizes mental states and mindsets due to several unique exercises exclusive to the Polykinetics method, such as:
vertical core crunch exercise
bilateral forward punch exercise
...and the many variations of both exercises, as well as, the neuro-physiological benefits they offer.
It is the combination and balance of physiology/kinesiology, neuroscience and common sense mentality all working cooperatively and concurrently to combat everyday duress.
A global problem requires a global solution
Mental illnesses and disorders are a global concern. It effects hundreds of millions of people of all colors, classes, creeds, abilities, ages and backgrounds, therefore Polykinetics is designed to be virtually demographically universal, as well as, seamlessly conform to any lifestyle and environment without frustrations or complications; the opposite of most fitness programs.
Each kinetic sequence can be customized based on individuals needs and goals with each sequence being infused with: endurance training, muscle strengthening/toning, flexibility conditioning, and balance coordination that will keep the brain active and engaged as much as the body.
Polykinetics also helps to improve metabolic rate, while improving overall mental clarity and focus by increasing oxygen intake and blood circulation to the brain which helps to decrease symptom intensity and occurrence; allowing participants to experience better quality of life all day, every day without feeling drained of energy.
"In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Why exercise for mental health?
For too long, primary focus of getting involved in physical fitness and exercising regularly has been widely placed on vanity, not vitality. Polykinetics now turns the table and focuses primarily on the importance of improving and optimizing brain functioning and activity over the body's appearance; and it only makes sense to do so since the brain is responsible for all activity in our lives from day-dreaming to breathing to overcoming hardships in life. It is the belief in Polykinetics that if you optimize all functions the brain is responsible for, the body will become optimized as well. --This is a core belief that is equally shared with researchers from all over the world.
Exercise and mental health has been the focus of numerous studies for DECADES, and their relationship has been profoundly and consistently documented and proven to positively affect our daily lives by increasing mental focus and clarity. Scientists say, "Psychology IS biology", therefore, Polykinetics optimizes ALL areas of health at the same time, saving not only time but also preventing common frustrations that typically come with conventional workouts. In Polykinetics, it's all about utilizing strategic synchronized movements to promote neurological improvements.
While many mainstream methods continue to become more complex, confusing and physically demanding, Polykinetics goes in the opposite direction and zeros in on the basic physiological elements of human movement; simplifying the physical process without sacrificing the benefits. This method is all about working smarter, not harder for your physical and mental health.
Polykinetics does everything you would expect from a typical physical workout, but takes it to the next level by combining kinetics (moves) with aspects of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and a new style of kinetic meditation.
Due to Polykinetics' primary focal factor of simplicity, it can decrease daily stresses within minutes; break negative thinking patterns and establish a balanced connection between the brain and the body through the means of music without complexities or complications.
Polykinetics is more than a workout, it's a move-music-mindset experience.
In 2017, there were an estimated 46.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with AMI (Any Mental Illness) and 11.2 million adults with a SMI (Serious Mental Illness) Totaling to 23.4% of all adults in the US
Young adults aged 18-25 years had the highest prevalence of AMI (25.8%) compared to adults aged 26-49 years (22.2%) and aged 50 and older (13.8%)
There were more than twice as many suicides (47,173) in the United States as there were homicides (19,510)
In 2017, among the 46.6 million adults with AMI, only 19.8 million (42.6%) received mental health services in the past year.
The prevalence of PTSD among adolescents was higher for females (8.0%) than for males (2.3%).
An estimated 19.1% of U.S. adults had any anxiety disorder in the past year.
Females with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder sought treatment more than males. However, males with anorexia nervosa sought treatment more often than females.
A large proportion of people with past year personality disorders also had one or more other mental disorder(s) (84.5%).
Over a third (39.0%) of respondents with any personality disorder and 42.4% of respondents with borderline personality disorder reported receiving mental health treatment at some time in the past 12 months.
Among adults with OCD, approximately one half (50.6%) had had serious impairment.
Schizophrenia is typically diagnosed in the late teens years to early thirties, and tends to emerge earlier in males (late adolescence – early twenties) than females (early twenties – early thirties)
An estimated 4.9% of people with schizophrenia die by suicide, a rate that is far greater than the general population, with the highest risk in the early stages of illness
Approximately half of individuals with schizophrenia have co-occurring mental and/or behavioral health disorders
An estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 7.1% of all U.S. adults.
Of adolescents with any mental disorder, an estimated 22.2% had severe impairment.
Facts & Stats
of mental health
"Out of clutter, find simplicity; from discord, find harmony and in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."