Which Type Of Exercise Is Best?
If you are looking to make a change in your own life, exercise might be one of the things that you want to incorporate into your routine every day. But how can you get started?
When you’ve taken a break from being physically active for some time — or never worked out before — it can be daunting to start.
I know how hard it can be, and when I began my own fitness journey, I stopped and started a whole lot of times before I discovered what really worked best for me. Here’s what I learned.
The best kind of exercise for you is …
There are four things to consider when you want to include exercise as a daily practice to improve your health and wellbeing.
1. Find out what you enjoy doing
The absolute best kind of exercise, no matter who you are, is the exercise that you enjoy doing! I love strength training, but you might not. That’s perfectly okay!
You might find that you love exercising outdoors — nature has a healing power that can benefit you in so many ways. Or perhaps you enjoy swimming, running or yoga.
Whatever it is, find a type of exercise that you can really look forward to each day. This will help you to stay motivated to keep doing it!
2. Work out what fits into your lifestyle
Exercise has to fit into the rest of your life. If you set yourself up to attend a fitness class that’s out of your way, it can be easy to skip it because you don’t want to do the drive, or you can’t make it on time.
My advice is to find a type of exercise where you can succeed! This means choosing something that fits into your lifestyle and other daily activities.
You might choose to mix it up by going to the gym on some days and work out at home on others. My PWR at Home program can be done in the gym or at home, so if you find it easier to work out at home, you can!
Whatever form of exercise you choose to do, it has to fit into your schedule, so that you can succeed in the other areas of your life too.
3. Don’t be afraid to try new things
Trying something new can be scary — but you won’t know if you will enjoy something until you give it a go! My PWR programs have four beginner weeks that will help you to build a base level of fitness, get comfortable with my training style and ease you into the full program.
The programs are found in the SWEAT app, and each exercise has video demonstrations as well as detailed instructions to help you execute each movement using proper form.
You might need a low-impact workout to protect your joints — this doesn’t mean that you can’t still do high-intensity training if that’s what you love doing! Substitute in low-impact exercises and you can keep working towards building your fitness and strength.
If there’s a type of exercise you want to try but you’ve been putting it off, you should definitely give it a go.
4. Find a way to move your body consistently
Moving your body, consistently, is what will start to change how you feel. That’s why it’s essential to find a style of exercise that motivates you. When you exercise regularly, you will begin to experience the benefits of exercise for yourself — and learn how exercise can truly change your life.
Exercise can transform your life — all you have to do is start.
Finding exercise that you enjoy will make it so much easier to stick to your workout plan. It doesn’t have to take up a lot of time.
In fact, you can start your fitness journey by putting aside just 15 minutes of the day to move your body, and you don’t need any equipment either.
You can make every workout successful just by showing up, expressing gratitude and putting in your best effort, every time.
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.