Exercise Practice Life Reset
We have spent this month talking about a Life Reset for your best life. We shared some ideas the other day to help you reset your physical health and today we want to share some simple reason for you to life reset your exercise practice. Here is the blog post - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/how-to-begin-resetting-your-physical-health-for-your-best-life
As you continue with your journey to reset your life and health, have you considered your exercise practice?
Resetting is simply the process of analyzing and making changes as needed. It feels like a way of starting over and making it work better for you.
Here are some simple reasons to consider when it comes to resetting your exercise practice.
Exercise Improves Your Health
The first reason it is a good idea to reset or at least revisit your exercise routine is because of how beneficial exercise is for your health. There is no longer a question about this.
Sadly, many people only think of exercise as a way to lose weight or tone up, it can be more powerful to look at it as something good you do for your body, your mind and your general good health.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your lungs, heart and cardiovascular health. It is important for the quality of life as we age. Exercise can help with improved energy and vitality to name a few benefits.
In addition, using resistance or weight training helps you to become stronger, more flexible, and makes it easier to prevent serious injuries.
You Might Be Moving Your Body Out of Habit
It is not uncommon to exercise or move your body in a way that is simply out of habit, and not because you actually enjoy it.
While building good habits is important, you are looking more for the behaviour change of exercising in general, as opposed to needing to do a specific form of movement.
When you reset your exercise practice, it gives you the opportunity to decide if there is another form of movement that would be better for you but have not considered yet.
In fact, we did this at the beginning of this year. We made some additions to our training to include some hill sprinting, cycling as the weather got a bit warmer, flow exercise. We still include weight training, kettlebell training in our exercise practice and by resetting our exercise practice there is now more variety. And that has been a fun change.
So, use this time to write down the forms of movement you do most often. Maybe you go on a walk every day at lunch, have a favourite at-home workout, or use the elliptical at the gym.
Next, write down exercises you have never done, or haven’t done in a long time. This can give you a good idea of what to add to your future workout plan during this reset.
Some ideas of exercise you haven’t done might be, Kettlebell Training ( check out this program - https://bit.ly/3ok1gi2 ), High-Intensity Interval Training (if this is something you want to add to your life reset this is the program that we use and recommend - http://go.earlytorise.net/SH1X ), Pilates, Yoga, Boxing, Martial Arts, Long Distance Cycling, Swimming or Hiking the trails to name a few.
It Can Be Good to Try New Things
It is always a good idea to experiment with new things, and that includes your exercise routine.
During an exercise reset, everything from the types of workouts you do, to the days and times, can all be adjusted. Any time you are reflecting on what is and isn’t working for you, it is a good idea to come up with alternatives.
If you are used to exercising first thing in the morning, why not try the late afternoon or evening?
This can be an entirely different experience and change many other things in your lifestyle as well.
Your turn. Share any ideas on how to Life Reset Your Exercise Practice in the comments below.
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