Mind-Opening Approaches to Exercise That You May Not Have Considered

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There are so many people out there who keep talking about exercising but never actually get round to doing it. It’s not the easiest habit to get into, admittedly! Sometimes, what someone needs is an attitude shift. Sometimes it takes more than highlighting the physical health benefits that come with exercise. So here are some great approaches to exercise that may help you become motivated!

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Seeing new places

Surely you want to see new places? I’m not the type of person who romanticizes travel, but there are so many benefits to getting out there and visiting somewhere new. It helps with relieving stress and can often give you good life experiences and memories.

Exercising can be combined with this hunt for new places. Hiking is one of the most obvious ways to do this. Going to an exotic location and doing some hiking in famous locations is incredibly good for your mind and body. If you don’t feel like going quite that far, then why not explore new places in your current country or state? Go cycling more often and don’t be afraid to venture out far and wide.

Earning money

Not many people know that “everyday people” make money while exercising. Of course, we all know that there are plenty of people who do get paid to exercise. Sporting celebrities often come to mind.

But there are loads of methods of earning money while exercising that you could look into. The most obvious way to do this is to turn it into a career. You could become a personal trainer if you’re already into fitness, for example. There are also apps like GymPact that allow you to raise money for meeting exercise goals.

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Meeting new people

So how about turning your exercise routine into a social event? Not many people consider it, because it doesn’t seem that practical. After all, the gym isn’t exactly a perfect forum for social happenings. Everyone is focused on exercising! (Which isn’t to say you can’t meet amazing people at the gym.)

But getting into fitness can open you up to new social opportunities. There are high street fitness clubs and fitness communities online that could be great for you. You could also look at something like dancing as an amazing form of social exercise. Nights out dancing are great for sociability and your body. (As long as you’re also not pumping your body with booze and cigarettes!)

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Learning self-defense

Unfortunately, we don’t live in some utopia that’s free from random violence. Minorities, including women, are especially at risk. A lot of people aren’t quite sure what they would do if someone tried to rob or assault them. These things just sort of happen out of the blue and you don’t get much time to prepare for them.

This is why getting into martial arts is great. They allow you to learn some effective self-defence techniques while also giving your body a great workout. This helps keep you safe in two ways. It helps protect your body by keeping it healthy. And it helps you protect yourself from danger should something like that ever arise!


Trying out these four things could give you a whole new approach to the way you exercise! If you’ve tried them, let us know what you think in the comments.



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