What Types of Exercise Should I Be Doing?
Short Answer: The exercise you will actually do.
Just like a diet – the best exercise is the one you will stick to. Especially if you did not grow up playing sports or being active, you NEED to find a form of exercise or movement that you enjoy and will maintain long term!
This is one of the three main reasons high school/college athletes often struggle with weight gain after they graduate.
- Never learned ‘how’ to exercise for lifelong health instead of solely for sports performance.
- Continue to eat as if they are practicing five days a week.
- Used to a “team” atmosphere and find solo exercise less fun.
If you can relate to any of the reasons above, we can help. If you miss your “team” or accountability buddies, find new ones! Try a different gym or workout class.
After I quit college softball, I found CrossFit and I gained a whole new family that encouraged me to be strong and healthy. But it doesn’t have to be CrossFit, it can be a Zumba, Jazzercise, water aerobics, weight lifting, walking club, or a neighbor you see walking their dog around the same time as you each day.
If you don’t have an athletic background, it is never too late to start! Try a class or a new hobby like horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing, swimming, rock climbing, or yoga.
The possibilities are endless! You just need to take the first step!
If you would like some help or community resources to improve your fitness, contact your Nutrition & Fitness Advisor and we would be happy to help you find your new hobby!