I tell everyone I know who is suffering with symptoms contributed to a mental illness or disorder that if they are not incorporating a cardio-based exercise regimen into their treatment plan, they are subconsciously sabotaging their own recovery. Sad but true! –And this has NOTHING to do with the ideal body shape and size. This type of fitness method is designed to benefit the brain directly and optimize how it performs everything from the smallest details and tasks to the most complex thoughts or problems, your memory, your response time…vital shit!
Mental clarity is key and the best way of achieving both, short-term and a long-term benefits is to EXERCISE (once a week for 30 mins won’t cut it sweetie!)
The more severe your symptoms, the more time you should be committing to physical fitness.
Throughout my research, I have been disappointed to see how much importance and focus is continuously placed on VANITY within the mainstream health/fitness communities, and yet, they completely overlook the amazing benefits exercise provides neurologically and psychologically. Seriously, the benefits are endless! This is a perception I want Polykinetics to change---To remove the body-image obsessions that are responsible for many psychological disorders that we struggle with as a society today because it teaches you how to feel instead of relying on what you see and it teaches how to use pain we all experience into adaptive coping behaviors versus being maladaptive.
It will also eliminate the social bias, and reform the idea of using physical fitness to ease the suffering of mental illness and maybe then, we might actually start saving and changing lives, as well as, change how society looks at treatments for mental illnesses and disorders. One major goal within Polykinetics is to normalize those who struggle with these afflictions by removing the stigma completely.