If the thought of hitting the gym or running 10k makes your blood run cold, it’s okay. If you have never been into exercising, it’s not something that comes naturally, it’s not something that you’ve been able to easily fit into your daily routine, so instead you’ve decided that you will just give that part of your well-being and health a miss, we get that too. If adorning lycra and a trainer just isn’t a vibe and something you wouldn’t be caught dead in, fair enough. If, when you see a wrist dressed in a smart watch and its wearer diligently checking their Beats Per Minute, all it does is make you think they must have too much time on their hands, they mustn't have kids, or a life, we totally get that too.
However, just because you have never been into fitness, it doesn’t mean you can’t find your pathway into it. It’s never too late to make small tweaks for the benefit of your body and brain. The beauty of it is, once you start to feel the benefits of exercise, you will want to keep going and you never know, you too might be diligently checking your smart watch whilst dressed in lycra. Fancy that!
Not only will dabbling in a little bit of movement impact the way your body looks, but your mental health too. Sometimes, it’s often not until you start feeling better that you realise how rubbish you felt before. It’s totally understandable that it’s difficult to find the motivation to move when you are depleted in energy, which is why addressing how you’re fueling your body should be your first priority. When you cut out insulin spiking and inflammation inducing foods, your energy stores will be replenished in a sustainable way. When you begin to feel the impact of eating well, giving your body what it’s crying out for, your thoughts about yourself start to change, your motivation and thoughts surrounding self care shift - hell, you may even start to feel lighter and the drudgery that shrouds the thought of moving dispelled. It’s about capitalising on these changed thought processes and allowing yourself to maximise the impact of eating well with a little bit of movement thrown in for good measure.