Mind and body operate together in amazing ways, so it’s difficult to distinguish the two. How you think will impact how you feel and how you approach health will impact what you think.

One of the most effective tools I’ve had for getting over a breakup is the gym. Exercise is a natural antidepressant that will get you feeling right, put you back on a solid routine, and make you more confident overall. Whether you prefer weights, Crossfit, yoga, or endurance sports, it doesn’t matter. Pick something that challenges you and gets you sweating and incorporate it into your life.

Diet is equally, if not more important, than exercise. No matter how many reps you belt out at the squat rack, diet will ultimately control how you look and feel. Keep it clean with natural, whole foods that don’t have a ton of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. You will start to think much clearer, free up excess pounds, and feel better about yourself in general.

So, start small, but start today. Set some physical goals for yourself whether it’s to look better in a tank top, go nine rounds at the boxing gym, or run a 7-minute mile. Read more