Get Moving For World Wellness Weekend
World Wellness Weekend is happening Sept. 21-22. That means that spas, salons, yoga studios and fitness facilities around the world are encouraging people to “boost their vitality, serenity and beauty”. Wellness means different things to different people. Exercise is just one aspect, but one that Life Fitness knows a thing or two about. We encourage you to get moving on World Wellness Weekend and here a few ways that you can, regardless of your age or fitness level.
Go for a walk.
Walking is great exercise, has low impact on the joints, and it’s easy to add to your wellness routine. The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week for adults. A brisk 30-minute walk can easily become a part of that routine. Pick a scenic area to stroll through and schedule a walk with friends. It’s an enjoyable way to destress and pass the time.
Run a 5K.
Now, it’s not a great idea to lace up the sneakers and run three miles on a whim without proper training. But if you’re ready for the run, find one in your area to participate in. If an organized 5K isn’t available, put in a three-mile run on your own or with a few friends.
Sign up for small group training.
It makes sense that small group training has become an extremely popular choice at health clubs and boutique studios. Working out with a skilled trainer and a few other exercisers builds camaraderie and provides motivation. It’s a great choice for those who need an extra push when working out, or those who want some guidance around functional training techniques. You can find small group training options at health clubs or specialized boutiques in your neighborhood.
Hire a personal trainer.
If you’re not into sweating with strangers in a small group training setting, that’s fine. The privacy of working with a personal trainer is another option. Personalized training sessions can help you focus on exactly the areas of fitness you want to improve in. Also, professional trainers are great at teaching proper form, which is essential when you want to work out on your own.
Yoga is another form of exercise that’s seeing a rapid growth in popularity. The practice benefits both the body and mind. According to the American Osteopathic Association, yoga improves flexibility, increases muscle strength, improves cardio and circulatory health, and aids in weight loss. Mentally, it can help reduce stress and improve mental well-being.
It doesn't really matter what you choose to do over World Wellness Weekend, just make it a point to be active for a couple of days. Every bit of exercise counts.