Find Your Own Fitness
Fitness doesn’t have to involve the gym
Are you a serial gym joiner? Do you join the gym every year in a bid to get fit, only to leave again four months later? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. A common misconception of fitness is the expectation that we should all be members of a gym, or going running every evening after work, but in reality your fitness regime should reflect you in a way that makes you feel motivated and happy. We tend to forget that exercise can and should be something that makes us happy, as opposed to a chore that we force ourselves into.
It might require a bit of time and experimentation to find what works for you, but we’ve come up with a few tips to get you thinking:
- Consider what didn’t work for you before.Perhaps you found running boring, or made too many excuses to not go to the gym? Reflect on what you didn’t like and how it made you feel in order to think about what you want to accomplish going forward.
- What do you want to achieve?Your fitness goals might revolve around weight loss, flexibility or strength, and different activities will produce different results. Yoga, for example, works to improve your core strength, helping with balance and flexibility, whilst also being an extremely therapeutic activity for those leading stressful lifestyles.
- Think about where makes you happy.Do you love the outdoors or prefer staying in? The thought of joining a class or going running might terrify some and motivate others, so think about what you could be doing in the spaces you are comfortable in. With the advances of Smart TVs and fitness apps, you can push yourself in the comfort of your own home and still see results.
Do you have an experience of finding a new fitness regime that you’d like to share, or have an activity that you’re really passionate about? Let us know on our Facebook page over at www.facebook.com/TheItalianMedicalCentre.