It's Hard To Get Back To Exercise
I can’t be bothered to run. I don’t want to get up out of my warm, cosy bed into the cold dark morning. One missed run won’t hurt. I’ll run later instead.
I know that if I can push through that first mile warm up, then I usually fall into the rhythm, find a good pace and start to control my breathing. Once that first mile is over, I know I’ll enjoy the run.
Why is the first mile so hard?
How the Internet Can Keep Fitness Fun and Engaging
While the internet can sometimes get a bad rap for being distracting and wasting time, we feel it actually has a lot to offer the world of fitness. To stick to your health-related plans, goals and interests, it's important you feel engaged and intrigued by the goals you’re working towards. Otherwise, you may suddenly find yourself out of shape.
The internet provides us with a vast amount of information we can use to inspire us, teach us, motivate us and entertain us. Therefore, in this day and age, it's become a powerful tool to keep people engaged and active in their fitness plans.
Social Media Fitness Groups
Everyone is on social media these days, and there are fitness communities within the online social world that are booming. If you're into weight lifting, running, pole-fitness, yoga, sports or pretty much any other type of fitness, there will be groups of interested and motivated people conversing and sharing with one another.
These groups contain fun, engaging and entertaining posts that can help to keep the idea of getting fit fun and exciting. If you see people posting in social media groups with their results and journey, it will push you to continue with your own workouts and diets, helping you remain engaged and active in your fitness pursuit.
The best social platform for this type of information is Facebook. Facebook caters for all different types of posts in an easy to consume manner. Video, image and text-based posts are allowed, and it is the most used social media channel of all. Search through Facebook and try to find fitness groups related to your health goals and plans.
If you plan on uploading and posting in social media groups while on the go, be sure to use a secure connection, otherwise people may be able to get access to your information, which isn't something you want to worry about while contributing to your social community.
Entertainment with a Motive
Most areas of fitness and sports have iconic figures. In the digital age we live in, these figures run their own social media or YouTube channels, which can be very fun to follow.
Their posts will contain valuable content, humor, mindset and motivational content, and anything else relevant to them. Following these figures provides us with focus, determination and fuel to use for our own fitness goals.
YouTube is another popular platform where you can watch fun and engaging videos within the fitness industry. Most channels try to keep things light yet valuable for their viewers, which means you're bound to be entertained. It's helpful to have this kind of influence and information in your life if you're trying to remain engaged with your health-related activities.
Overall, the internet provides us with a lot of information that can entertain us and make the world of fitness more fun and engaging. Through following social media groups, channels and celebrity-like figures, we can become more absorbed, and we are more likely to push ourselves to better levels of fitness.
Author Bio: Diamond is a health and tech blogger. She enjoys spreading awareness about how information influences us and motivates us to reach and achieve our health related goals. Check out more of Diamond's articles at ehealthinformer.com, or follow her on Twitter at @ehealth_inform.
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By Nancy Gould Chuda, founder and editor-in-chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World.
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With the wet and colder weather arriving it gets a bit more challenging to get out and exercise. Every little bit counts but a little help is sometimes all we need to get back on track with our training and goals. Watch this inspirational fitness video from Kyla Gagnon's website. She's a Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach from Victoria, BC. She makes fitness training look easy!
Fear grips us all at one time or another. What you do with that fear is your choice and what matters. Do you run and hide or face and conquer your fear? If you run and hide, where and how long do you hide? You can't hide forever. Whether you face the fear and do something about it or not there will be an end result. When we don't conquer our fears, they return to haunt us and usually when we least expect it or are prepared for it and usually at inopportune times.
Be prepared for when your fear strikes you again. Know what invokes your fear. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not doing what's right. Define it and own it. There's a possible challenge for you unless you've been analyzing the fear for a while. Exercise is a great way to help calm some fear so you can form a plan of attack to deal with it. Exercise releases endorphin's which are the body’s natural opiates. They trigger a positive feeling in the body and an energizing outlook on life especially if you find an activity you can really get into. This can help you face some of your fears and maybe tackle them. So like the first meaning says, run! Just don't hide. Or you can choose another exercise like Yoga, Pilates, or cycling. Whichever you choose, relax and get those endorphin's flowing.