So following on from last weeks newsletter about navigating the fads of exercise and making exercise personal to you I thought we’d look at the best type of exercise. Let’s be honest trainer after trainer promise they hold the secret to weight loss, the perfect body, the quick fix solution that supposedly no other trainer is doing.
Workouts over the years have changed, we’ve upped our game. The challenges becoming bigger, Chasing marathon times, Hardcore bootcamps involving tyres and hammers but whilst the exercise intensity has upped its game, the desire to unlock the secret to fitness hasn’t changed.
Even with all the research over the years what works in fitness hasn’t really changed that much, what has changed is the way the fitness world has complicated it through the mystery of names and fads.
Ultimately what worked 50 years ago still works now.
If your not exercising ANY activity will help.
If your thinking of going from zero to hero and signing up for that life long goal of a marathon is what you need to do, thinking that interval training, or finding that balance of cardio, strength and flexibility is the right way forward.
If your not working out regularly the best thing you can do is find something that you show up for.
Something that you commit to.
Something that you attend regularly.
And WANT to attend.
Something you don’t want to miss.
Something you find fun.
Something you enjoy.
Finding that balance of fitness components isn’t the key to your health and fitness goals if your not turning up or finding that process overwhelming.
But finding an activity you don’t hate, and you show up to is!
One that you are going to schedule and do regularly.
That could be your daily dog walk.
Walking or cycling to work.
A weekly walk with a friend.
A group class with likeminded people.
A class before work that just fits.
That’s the best exercise.
One that you can commit and stick to.
Because if you enjoy it, you are more likely to stick with it.
So just if your still confused about what the best exercise to do, don’t sweat the details, just find the thing that makes you smile and the sweat will take care of itself.
Karen and the team