Four Reasons You Might Be Avoiding the Gym (And What to Do About It)

Even if you want to get fit, there might be a few reasons that you haven’t quite got around to it yet. Read on for some possible reasons why not – and how you can get over them…

A Lack Of Time

A lot of us are suffering from a chronic lack of time. We live in an extremely busy world – we balance full time jobs with long commutes, busy social lives, healthy relationships and marriages, our parents’ needs as they get older, and of course our own children. So when we do get some free time, we don’t want to spend it at Cross Fit.

If that’s the case for you, it could be time to start figuring out what exactly your priorities are – maybe you could get up a little earlier to do half an hour of yoga in the morning, or you need to talk to your partner so that you get a free evening from childcare to go to a zumba class.

Fitness and relationships. How to balance?

She squeezes exercise into her day – literally. Pexels, CC0 License.

Old Injuries

If you have old injuries then you might feel reticent to get back into fitness. Spinning can hurt your knees, you might have old shin splints from too much running, you might even have old injuries from team sports that you really don’t want to end up reliving.

If that’s an issue for you, then it’s time to find something that works for you – if you have painful knees, try swimming, where the water will support your joints and make sure that you don’t get too sore. You should also talk to your doctor – the best shoulder surgeons will alleviate the shoulder pain you get from playing tennis, and they might be able to figure out the cause of that persistent back pain that stops you doing everything you want.

Women and Sports Injuries

Time to workout. Photo via Pexels.

Motivation

For a lot of us, motivation can be a problem – who wants to spend ages on an exercise bike when you could be watching your favorite TV show or hanging out with your friends? If that’s an issue for you, it’s time to find a sport or way of exercising that you actually enjoy. Continue reading

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Top 5 Health Tips for Women

Women have so much on their shoulders, and we often don’t get much of a chance to look after ourselves. With juggling work, family, home and a social life, it’s not surprising that women tend to fall ill more often than men. If you’re on a mission to keep yourself healthy and energized for everything you need to do in a twenty-four period, here are some of the top tips for women’s health.

This health advice can help her

Feel like this woman? If so, focus on improving your health, starting today. Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain.

Stay Stress Free

It’s easier said than done most of the time. After all, our lives are so busy that there are times when stress is inevitable. However, stress is one of the biggest contributors to health problems in women and men, so it’s important you do what you can to avoid it.

If you’re going through a particularly stressful time, it can help to talk to someone about it. Whether it’s a friend or a therapist, getting things off your chest can help to lighten your load. Make sure you do things to help you relax, like take a long soak in the bath or go for a run at the end of the day.

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