Exercise promotes the production of serotonin, a natural “feel good” hormone!
Daily exercise keeps your blood flowing, ensuring healthy circulation and helping your skin to remove toxins by sweating. You’ll find that your energy levels increase, you have improved mental clarity, your digestion is more efficient and you feel great!
Nourish your body with a daily exercise routine.
It’s essential to keep in mind how much and which types of exercise will benefit you the most.
Some people do better with more gentle, centring exercise while others want a more vigorous workout.
Try walking, running, biking, swimming, yoga, Pilates, dancing, boot camp or gym classes and weights.
A couple of different workouts each week will stop you from getting bored. When you find what works for you, you’re more likely to be consistent and stick with it.
Discover what you love and make it a daily practice.
When and where aren’t important – some people prefer to exercise at night, some people first thing in the morning, some later in the day. There’s no right or wrong – it’s merely a personal preference.
The important thing is just to do it!
Accountability is the secret to a consistent routine. Whatever you choose to do, making yourself accountable will help you to stay on track. Whether you rely on a friend, family member, trainer or your own will power, set some goals to track your progress and check-in weekly. (I like to use the notes app on my phone).
Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t make your weekly goal. Review it, see if you’ve set it too high, and adjust to fit into your week. Begin with making a commitment to exercising for at least 10 minutes each day and then build from there.
Acknowledge all the types of exercise you do. Incidental exercise can make up a big part of your daily steps. Park your car as far from the office/shops as you can, or take the stairs instead of the lift. It all adds up!
Don’t feel like yoga is a workout? Your body says differently. Feel like you need to run 10 miles to make it count? Actually, less than a mile in, your endorphins are already soaring.
Once you find what works for you and start noticing all the benefits you’re gaining, exercise will become second nature and your body will thank you for it.