Exercise with a friendRegular movement of your body provides a whole host of physical, mental, and emotional benefits.


  • Start slow and incrementally
  • Multiple benefits accrue to regular exercise
  • Mixing it up
  • Staying motivated

Exercise – Start slow and incrementally

  • Like all parts of the Big Five, small changes in your exercise routine can lead to large changes in your physical, mental, and emotional health
  • If you are sedentary, talk with your doctor about any suggestions to exercise they have or any limitations
  • Walking, biking or their indoor equivalents is the easiest place to start
  • Start small – give yourself easy goals
  • If you already have an exercise routine, look for ways to changing it up and incrementally improving your performance

Exercise – multiple benefits

  • Our bodies were designed to move
  • Physically, all our systems work better when we get regular exercise
  • Mentally, our balance, concentration, and many other brain functions are improved with regular movement
  • Emotionally, the regular movement stimulates the generation of hormones and neurotransmitters that help us feel better and more engaged in life

Exercise – mixing it up

  • The body is stimulated by change
  • A mix of cardio and resistance exercise is best
  • Add balancing aspects to your resistance exercises
  • Core” exercises are important for stability and balance

Exercise – staying motivated

  • Make it routine
  • Get a buddy or buddies
  • Join a team
  • Track it!
  • Establish goals
  • Know your “why”

Exercise – summary

  • The effects start today.
  • Start small.
  • Make it a practice.
  • Mix it up

About Us

Authentic Counseling Associates of Sacramento, Ca also known as Sacramento Counseling offers therapeutic and assessment services to all ages in individual, group, couples, and family formats. We treat a diverse community population including those commonly not served and all diagnostic categories. We passionately pursue this vision by growing a practice of dedicated and talented professionals. We offer private and group counseling. We are also home to therapy training for new therapists. We serve the Sacramento region. Our office is located in Gold River, California.