Increase your fitness and gym motivation!
According to the NHS, it has been medically proven that regular physical activity can decrease your risks of health problems, including a 30% lower risk of an early death. Looking after your health and wellbeing should be a priority, you only get one body so you may as well make the most of it.
Gyms offer a wide range of support which doesn’t just include stepping onto a treadmill; some gyms feature specifically designed plans, access to personal trainers and advice on how to use equipment effectively. Did you know that at General & Medical healthcare we have teamed up with Nuffield Health to offer 20% off a Health Gym Membership when you take out Private Health Insurance with us?
Not only is exercise great for you physically but mentally it can help reduce stress, boost your overall mood, improve your creativity and increase your memory. Exercising can also give you that much-needed time out, allowing you to think clearer and feel calmer. Going to the gym also increases your self-esteem as you get a sense of achievement and body confidence. Take a look at our previous blog post about how you can feel more confident at the gym.
It’s not rocket science but evidence has proven that being active will help you enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle. If you’re not interested in lifting weights or running on the treadmill, then you can join in on a work out session like Zumba or a spin class. Exercising within a group has many perks and motivation is one of those, instructors will push and challenge you throughout your workout. Group classes also give you the opportunity to learn certain moves correctly, rather than putting yourself at any risk of injury.
You might even prefer to go swimming instead of hitting the gym as swimming is a great way to help maintain a healthier weight, tone muscles and build strength. Swimming is a low-impact activity which is fun and can suit all age groups, skill sets and fitness levels.
Here are a few ways to keep motivated:
- Set realistic goals and when you hit those goals, reward yourself!
- Think and plan ahead
- Try something new
- Watch your progression
- Create an empowering and motivational music playlist
- Workout with a friend
- Don’t overdo it
- Don’t make it a chore, you can enjoy working out!
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