Physical Ways To Keep In Shape

It’s time to get your heart racing and your feet moving! Find out how exercising can benefit your physical and mental health.

It’s true what they say when you make physical changes you start to see improvements to your health. Moving your body is one of the best ways to improve your physical health. Exercising reduces the risk of illnesses, increases the serotonin in your body ( the feel-good hormones) this is why after exercising you feel happier and able to achieve more. Going off on mental health, exercise reduces depression too. And let’s not forget it helps you lose weight and become healthier and happier. What more can I say to convince you!

When we think of exercise we might go for the often thought of the gym. In some peoples cases, the gym can be a major turn off to people for a number of reasons, however, the gym is not the only option to move your body.
Below I have created a list with some activities that are free or inexpensive to do. I have sectioned them into categories to help.

Free

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Home workouts
  • Youtube
  • Run up the stairs
  • Clean the house
  • Outdoor gyms
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Use your own body weight

Inexpensive

  • Swimming
  • Gym
  • Group classes
  • Walking to your destination rather than taking transport
  • Cycling
  • Use an exercise app
  • Tennis
  • Pole fitness
  • Resistance bands
  • At home gym equipment

 

Now that you’ve read the list of ways to move your body, what will you be starting with?
Stay Grounded X

SLOW DOWN & BREATHE

Self care routines are needed to remind you to slow down.

*This post is in collaboration with Jess of Earth*

Do you ever feel like the days are just on a constant loop and you don’t know what day or month it is but, you know you are exhausted? This constant loop can manifest physically and mentally and is a tale-tell sign to slow down.
Today post is in collaboration with Jess of Earth and we are going to share our experience on what are self-care routine is when we need to slow down. Be sure to check her routine after.

I feel like a self-care routine is needed every night, even if some days are busier than others, it’s a great way to let your body relax and get into its natural rhythm. To get me back into the flow of things I do a few things, one of my favourite things is to immerse myself in a book especially a fiction book. Fiction books allow me to get out of my head and into a place of imagination and wonder. Currently, I am reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mande and every time I open that book I let go of the outside world and submerge in the world of post-apocalyptic ( I won’t spoil it for you but, I do recommend you read it).

After I read, I start to do a bit of yoga and meditation as I’ve been stuck in one position for a long time. When we are constantly on the go our bodies get tensed because we are constantly on the go, but by introducing yoga at the end of the day, it has helped me get those knots and kinks out of my body so I can feel relaxed and free. I often incorporate meditation once my body feels light after yoga, as the mind and body works as one.

If I am out and about and I can’t do the above activities, I will either phone a loved one to just take my mind off of everything and seek advice. Another thing I enjoy is walking in nature, it’s like letting go of everything and just being able to focus on the present and what I see around me.
What is your favourite way to unwind and slow down? Comment below

And don’t forget to have a read of Jess’s experience on her self care routine.
Stay Grounded X