I talked with Eva Camarena briefly about her work as a therapist and how she thinks about the interconnection between physical activity and mental health. Here’s what she said:
“I would say that I tend to specialize with women, immigrants and People of Color. I like to assist in helping them realize how regular physical activity allows them to manage stressors. I especially like to redefine self-care in a manner that works for them, including physical activity. For so many women and non-dominant groups "exercise" can feel shaming or stigmatizing. I have conversations about how physical activity is powerful for managing mood and feeling good in your body. It is something we all deserve and can be defined individually.”
For more on Eva’s work, click here to check out her profile.