Stress, hard work, and lots of thinking create tension in the body, which can lead to chronic aches, tightness, and constipation. I see this all too often, with the problem being that once this tension has fixated its claws into the body, it’s often a bit too late and so many people try to alleviate these symptoms with alcohol and sugar, which only serve to dampen their unease and anesthetize the body.
I’ve always been an advocate for regular exercise. From a young age, I was always seen on the netball or tennis courts, cricket or softball fields, and mostly in the dance or yoga studio. It is an ideal way of releasing a build up of physical tension, and alleviating the mind of stresses or anxieties which we all feel from time to time.
Developing a regular exercise program to suit your particular body type and lifestyle will have numerous rewards. The challenge is to find the types of exercise you enjoy most, and then build them into your life. After all, it’s those things that we enjoy doing the most that will see us coming back fro more right?
And so the question you need to answer first and foremost is:
WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE WORKS BEST FOR YOU?
Say GoodBye to Boring Exercise Regimes, and ‘must-do’ fitness goals. Wouldn’t you rather be excited and motivated to get to your training sesh for the day?
Answer these 5 easy Q’s and let’s discover what lights you up and gets you going…
- THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVED TO DO AS A KID.
- Did you dance, bike, or hike? This is a good place to start when looking for a new exercise routine. Set your timer for one minute and start writing about all the things you LOVED to do as a Kid … Ready? Go…!
- LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.
- Know that movement is a lot like food. Once you understand how different types of movement nourish your body in different ways, you can put together a menu of activities to keep yourself in balance. Sign up for my Newsletter to earn about ways in which you can download my new 40 page eBOOK, which goes through Simple and Immediate ways in which you can learn to manage your stress through exercise, and how various forms of exercise can give you the benefits that you so greatly deserve.
- Feeling frail and unfocused? Try a vigorous exercise to make you feel stable and powerful like kickboxing or running.
- Feeling tight and tense? Try a gentler exercise to increase lightness and flexibility like swimming or yoga.
- WHAT’S YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE?
- If you are a quiet person who likes a lot of alone time, consider buying a small trampoline or a set of hand weights so you can move in the comfort of your home.
- If you like being around groups of people, you can find team sports like baseball or volleyball, which have the added benefit of human interaction and fun competition.
- You can also find a blend of the two by taking a group fitness class like Pilates, karate, or dance.
- WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST ENERGETIC?
- Just as some people think more clearly in the morning and others think more clearly at night, some people prefer to exercise first thing in the morning, while others prefer to exercise later in the day. There’s no right or wrong; it’s simply a matter of personal preference.
- THINK ABOUT CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT LEVEL.
- Look for a gym or yoga studio near your home or on the way to the office where you can work out. It’s important to find a location that’s convenient, and where the atmosphere is pleasant, comfortable, and welcoming. This will enhance your chances of going regularly.
And remember, physical activity can take simple and modest forms, like getting off the train, tram or bus one stop earlier and walking to your destination. It can be taking the stairs, instead of the elevator, to your office or apartment. It can be taking your dog for a walk or your children to the park. A 30-minute brisk walk every day may be all you need to keep yourself in shape.
Be experimental and find a routine you can nourish yourself with on a daily basis. What will get you moving?
THE ATHLETES KIT:
I’ve noticed that whilst most of you kicked ‘back into gear’ last month (Feb) that you’re looking to take your training, practise or exercise regime to the next level, and I’ve got just the thing to get you there.
This Athletes Kit, as I’ve so aptly named it, has all the goodies you’ll need to ensure that you look after your body whilst you embark on this ‘next level training’.
PLUS – I’ve written a 30 page eBook titled ‘An Oily Lesson about your Body, Stress, and Exercise’ which has some really cool explanations (If I may say so myself) on how we can increase our metabolism, try and experiment with various forms of exercise and what / how they’ll help you achieve physically, as well as some Easy Steps that you can embrace TODAY, as you reach towards your Health and Wellness goals.
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