Celebrated on the first Saturday in May, National Fitness Day aims to empower people all over the United States through fitness. You know what that means, right? It’s time to hit the gym, walk around the neighborhood, bike around town, take a yoga class, go on a hike, or do some crossfit in order to be the best, sweatiest version of yourself.
Each person has a different reason for staying active or beginning a new fitness chapter in life. Some people have the goal of building muscle and are in the gym twice a day, while others want to shed some pounds and get in shape. And then there are those who enjoy playing sports or maintaining an active lifestyle that keeps them healthy. Whatever the reason for becoming or staying active, we support your effort, especially on National Fitness Day.
Most people just exercise for the sake of exercising without being aware of the incredible benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle. Regular exercise has been known to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia. Exercise is a great way to boost the release of growth factors, which are chemicals in the brain that support new blood vessel growth and aid the survival of new brain cells. Additionally, exercise can help improve digestion, reduce anxiety and stress, promote healthier sleep, and boost cognitive function.
Ways To Celebrate National Fitness Day
Try Something New:
If your exercise routine has become boring and you feel as though you are just going through the motions without enjoyment, it’s time to change it up. Try out a yoga class to help improve flexibility, which is one of the four pillars of exercise. Most people neglect this aspect of exercise, so get to it! You can also try a spin class or boxing class for some amazing cardiovascular exercise.
Make A New Playlist:
While the days of burning a mix CD are behind us, you still have the freedom to customize your workout playlist. Don’t let yourself work out to the same mix of songs! You need some new workout tunes to put some pep in your step. Avoid smooth jazz and listen to songs that keep the drive alive.
There’s always a moment during your workout when you accomplish something and feel satisfied. To remain interested in exercising, it’s integral to find that moment during every workout. Whether it is biking up and over a hill, reaching the top of a hike, or getting to the five-mile mark during you run, find goals that keep you moving forward.