Exercise Before Summer Ends
The weather here in Arlington, VA is still nice and warm, which means it’s perfect for exercising outside! In this week’s Wildwood Park Apartments blog, we’ve featured a few ways that you can get some exercise. A healthy lifestyle consists of eating well and consistent exercise. Doing these two things can help your body to function the best it possibly can. If exercise isn’t a regular occurrence in your weekly routine, we encourage you to make it one.
Participating in sports is a great activity to fool yourself into getting more exercise. Dreading going for a 5-mile run? Not to worry. When you play a sport like soccer, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in competitive running. Instead of running for a specific distance, you’re running to score or stop a goal. If you have trouble committing to a daily or weekly run or jog, join a local casual sports group to engage yourself in new ways.
If you’re interested in a full-body exercise, swimming is the exercise for you. Not only do you get to cool down, you also get a workout. Remember to rest and hydrate as you’re swimming to avoid any cramps and potential for drowning. If at all possible, swim with a friend for motivation and safety.
Going for a Walk
Not all exercise needs to be intense. If you’re just starting out with a new exercise routine, skip heading to the gym and lifting weights. Attempting to do too much can actually hinder a healthy routine. Put blankly: exercise cannot be forced. Start out small with a walk instead of going to the gym.
Whatever exercise you choose, keep in mind that results occur after consistent effort. Forming positive habits will lead to a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle, so begin today. Thanks for reading!