Exercise. We know we should be doing it, but we don’t ALWAYS want to do it. And quite honestly, no exercise is really that easy if you’re not used to doing it.
The fact is that trying anything new is hard, but when you’re coming from a place of not having done it for a while, (or at all) then it’s going to feel REALLY hard.
We’ve rounded up a few exercises that you can start with at your own pace, to build up over time.
Running is not just something that works for the soul, but also your wellbeing. Not only does it help prevent heart disease, some cancers and strokes, it’s also great for your mental health.
Ok so you’re not going to be a marathon runner straight away. But you can set yourself a goal – a 10k run in 6 months, to raise money for a charity you love. Then you can start by walking and building up the running as you go along.
The good thing about swimming is that you can take it as fast or as slow as you want. It’s up for grabs at what pace/distance you want to swim and how far you want to go. It’s also a great workout because your whole body is moving against resistance of the water and it keeps your heart rate up, without impact stress on your body.
This is one exercise method that’s been around for over 5000 years, so we know it’s good. This type isn’t only a mind-body workout, but one that also combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.
This isn’t an easy one, but you can start at your own pace and this is encouraged. The good thing about this is the only person you’re working against is yourself. Read about the different versions of yoga you can try here.