From Stressed to Serene: The Positive Impact of Movement on Teacher Mental Health with Andrea Mishio (Ep. 39)Feb 14, 2023
I am so excited to be talking about today's topic – how movement impacts your mental health – although I'm most excited for my guest to take the lead because, frankly, I've never been a huge fan of exercise. As someone who grew up listening to diet culture and thinking of exercise as a means to weight loss, I am not an expert in getting fit or sustaining a movement routine that works well. Nonetheless, I know one thing to be true: movement has been scientifically proven to reduce and even protect from depression, anxiety, and burnout. So much so that studies have used brain imaging to show the effects of exercise on the brain and found that exercise can increase the production of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, that play a role in regulating mood and emotions. Plus, as we've talked about in regards to the stress cycle on the podcast before, our body is conditioned to want to run when triggered by stress and in fight or flight mode. Instead of running from exercise, we’re running to my guest, Andrea Mishio, to get all the deets on how we can begin using movement for overall mental health and resilience.
Andrea Mishio has been a dynamic junior high school teacher for 10 years. She is the mother of 2 girls, and has been married to her husband for 19 years. Through her fitness journey, she has discovered a passion for health, and for helping others become healthier & happier versions of themselves.
- Resilient Teacher Shoutout
- The science behind movement for mental health
- Movement 👉 Endorphins
- How movement actually ENDS the stress cycle
- Andrea's Road to Fitness
- Practical Strategies for Starting Small to add movement into your day
- The Importance of Movement for Stress Reduction
- The Power of Taking Time for Self
- Find Your Motivation for Movement by Individualizing
- 3 Methods to Stay Accountable in Incorporating Movement
- Exercise & Nutrition aren't JUST about how we look - it's how we FEEL
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:
- Get accessible mental health support from licensed professionals online with Talk Space (They take insurance) - Save $100 with Code SPACE
- The Body Keeps the Score Book
CONNECT WITH ANDREA MISHIO:
- Instagram: @fit.wonder.womom
CONNECT WITH BRITTANY:
- Connect with Brittany on Instagram @teachingmindbodyandsoul
- Learn more on TikTok with Brittany @msprincessteach
- Episode 37: Reigniting Passion for Teaching with Student Engagement & Classroom Transformations with Special Guest Natalie Blackman
- Episode 35: Take Your Teacher Sick Days: How to Feel Empowered & Prepared with Special Guest Kelsey Sorenson
- Episode 23: Feed Your Energy In and Out of the Classroom with Special Guest Bre Baildon
- Episode 19: Transforming Teacher Burnout Mess to an Inspiring Teacher Burnout Message with Self-Care with Rachel Lenhart
- Episode 7: How to Battle Student Behavior and Beat Teacher Burnout this Coming School Year with Gina Peluso and Rachel Nye
- Episode 4: The 5 Must Have Methods for Teachers To End the Stress Cycle this Summer
MORE ABOUT THE RESILIENT TEACHER PODCAST:
The Resilient Teacher Podcast is the show that will give overwhelmed educators the support, tools, and mindset to reduce teacher burnout and keep teaching sustainable. Each week, Brittany Blackwell, M.Ed. & her guests will share inspiration and actionable steps to avoid or recover from the dreaded teacher burnout. You'll be inspired to individualize self-care and learn to prioritize your well-being and mental health, all while making a bigger impact on your classrooms and community.
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