Let’s talk EXERCISE.
We all probably already know the benefits:
▪️lower risk of heart disease
▪️blood sugar management
▪️reduction of unhealthy cravings
▪️improved mood and mental health
▪️sharper thinking, learning, and judgement skills
▪️stronger bones and muscles
But the struggle usually isn’t knowing why we should be exercising. It’s actually DOING it.
On a personal note, exercise has been a big part of my life. My undergraduate degree is even in Exercise and Sport Science. But after pregnancy and life with a newborn, I lost a lot of motivation to work out and allowed it to fall out of my routine. The past few months, I’ve shifted my perspective on exercise. Instead of working out because of guilt or obligation, I’ve approached it from a place of gratitude for my body. My goal is now to 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺. Sometimes that looks like a 30 minute walk with my dog, sometimes it’s a 20 minute yoga video in my living room, and sometimes it’s a 45 minute intense cycling class. But once I put this in place, my mental health, physical strength, and confidence have drastically improved.
Your turn! Comment with:
1) your biggest excuse to not exercise
2) what motivates you to get moving
3) your favorite form of movement