I’ve just relished a glorious swim at our dear friends’ villa here in Sayan. Sarah + Phillip’s place is ideal for inspiration.
Investing energy, time + focus to get my body moving – regardless of where I am in the world, pays huge dividends. Specifically when I go with feel-good exercise.
When it comes to consistently moving our bodies (given that we’re designed to move!) the key is to do something we enjoy; an activity that literally spins our wheels and creates that positive, physical effect.
For many of us – variety helps to keep us interested. For me, my favs include biking, swimming, walking and tramping. A bonus is that I get to explore the area I’m in too.
For others, going to the gym helps to keep that exercise-habit in place, especially when working out with a buddy.
The clincher with this concept of maintaining consistency is figuring out what our personal preference is. Others may inspire us – although we need to be inspired from within for long-term results.
It’s then we get to cash in on the health benefits and the positive vibe that go hand in hand with frequent exercise ¹.
¹ In “How Exercise Improves Mood” published on Livestrong.com, Lakshmy Nair emphasizes that “regular exercise helps in the prevention and management of health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. However, it can also improve your mood, lift your spirits and make you feel better about yourself. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals that boost your sense of well-being and suppresses hormones that cause stress and anxiety. Physical activity is an effective tool against depression and you can find many different ways to make it a pleasurable pastime”. So, let’s do those activities we enjoy and feel good!
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.