It’s time for a different approach to exercise. To adopt a new attitude and explore a more holistic approach to fitness training. To factor in what makes you feel good, happy, and healthy.
Working out with the sole purpose of getting to the point of exhaustion is more than likely placing unnecessary stress and strain on your body and mind. This can lead to burnout and disheartenment.
That’s not to say you can’t challenge yourself. But do so with awareness and intention. We are conditioned to achieve, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can lead to frustration if we are driven by endless needs and goals. It’s all about balance.
Constant striving to improve fitness, diet, looks, and lifestyle, will never achieve satisfaction with where you are now. You’ll never truly feel happiness since happiness is a state of mind and your mind will be constantly grasping for something better.
The first step to a happier, fitter, and healthier you is to enjoy your training. Avoid pushing too hard as this will deplete your defences, cause wear and tear on the body, lead to chronic inflammation, weight gain, and possible ill-health.
Enjoy your training and you’ll not consider it a chore. You’ll feel good about yourself and as a result, you’ll get fitter and healthier.
Go for an enjoyable walk or run
Contrary to what you might think you don’t have to get out of breath to improve your fitness. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The slower, deeper, and more controlled your breath, the better oxygenated your body will be.
Get outside for a walk or run. Stay in control of your breath, breathing in and out through the nose. You don’t have to get your heart rate too high before you get the benefits of aerobic training.
Simply putting one foot in front of the other will keep you in the moment. Don’t think of this as exercise that you have to endure, just get outside and experience what you see, hear, and feel.
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