MOTIVE POWER is a project on historic streamlined locomotives from the 1940s-1950s which carry markings of historic American railroads, all of which - aside from the Union Pacific (@unionpacificrailroad) - are no longer operating, but their memory is preserved through preservation groups. These smaller roads merged into larger systems operating today such as CSX (@officialcsx), Norfolk Southern (@norfolksouthern), and BNSF (@burlingtonnorthernsantafe). The locomotive portraits are at once illustrative of America's pre-1960s regional character and a testament to national tradition of historic preservation.
💪🏻Exercise and mental health!
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. Even a short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood.
1️⃣Improves your mood.
Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood. A study asked people to rate their mood immediately after periods of physical activity (e.g. going for a walk or doing housework), and periods of inactivity (e.g. reading a book or watching television). Researchers found that the participants felt more content, more awake and calmer after being physically active compared to after periods of inactivity.
2️⃣Reduces your stress levels.
The most common physical signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, and loss of appetite. Symptoms like these are triggered by a rush of stress hormones in our body – otherwise known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. Physical exercise can be very effective in relieving stress. Research on employed adults has found that highly active individuals tend to have lower stress rates compared to individuals who are less active.
3️⃣Impacts depression and anxiety.
Physical activity can be an alternative treatment for depression. It can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with medication and/or psychological therapy. Physical activity can reduce levels of anxiety in people with mild symptoms and may also be helpful for treating clinical anxiety.
Don’t be afraid to step in. . . ☀️
If you are afraid- I want you to do it anyways!!! ☺️
I want to see YOU live their best life ever. 💯
I was one of those fearful kids!! It was fear that stopped me from doing so many things that I really wanted to do. ❕
Still, even today I am afraid, I just have to in spite of my fears, move past it. Often times after doing something that scares me, I realized it wasn’t that scary after all & I’m no longer scared of it. There are other times that I face my fear, realize it wasn’t that scary, stop doing it “get out of practice” and I become scared of the same thing again. ❔
Strange- being out of practice with a fear I thought I conquered,I become fearful again. 💡
This must mean only 1 thing: I must constantly push myself past my fears, it is a life long practice.