Did you make a commitment to yourself to get fit in 2021? Has it now been nearly 10 months and you’re still in the same position you were in in January? Putting your leggings on and going to a sweaty gym, isn’t for everyone.
However, it is still very important to move your body on a regularly basis, so finding something you enjoy doing can help you to maintain that.
Wild swimming is something that has gained a lot of media attention over the past couple of years. The benefits of wild swimming have been well documented for many years, the cold water helps with muscles soreness and improves your recovery post swim. It boosts your immune system and your brain power. It helps to improve your circulation along with managing anxiety, stress, and depression.
Many people also find it helps to increase their alertness, clarity and energy levels. In a Dutch study, researchers tested whether people could voluntarily influence their own immune response by practicing meditation, deep breathing, and cold-water immersion techniques and found the results were positive.
Mountain biking is a classic way of exercising, it’s a brilliant workout for your body and mind. After biking down a mountain your body releases endorphins, which make you feel better about yourself and the world around you, which is great for stress relief and mental clarity.
It’s also a full body workout, you can burn between 600-800 calories an hour while riding, more if you’re peddling super fast. However you’re not putting as much strain on your joints as you would be if you were running, therefore it’s considerably better for your joint health. Just make sure you’re looking after you bike as well, with proper care and mountain bike insurance so you’re prepared for anything.
Getting out and about and breathing the fresh air, will help you sleep better at night and give you a bigger and better appetite, after burning all those calories it’s vital you refuel with good foods.
Hula hooping is quickly becoming a cult classic, this very simple piece of equipment can make an otherwise boring workout, much more fun. Enjoying the exercise is vital to making it part of your routine.
According to Mayo Clinic, hula hooping is comparable to other dance aerobic activities such as salsa, swing dancing, and belly dancing, when it comes to burning calories. It can help to challenge your core muscles in a way that sit ups and crunches just don’t do. Along with improving your balance and working your lower body muscles.