Wellness Wednesday Tip #49: Personalize Your Fitness

Welcome back! Happy Wellfie Wednesday! 

     Following last week's post, Fitness vs Fatness, we wanted to keep the theme of Fitness going and highlight the benefit of choosing to do something you love. This week is brought to you by Aimee.

     All too often we have some new fitness trend or workout that makes its way through the ‘inter-webs’ that claims to have helped a person lose 10 pounds in one week (okay so maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but you know what I mean!) The reality is that while this might have worked for one person, or even a few hundred people it doesn’t mean that you have to do it, especially if you’re not the slightest bit interested!

     I think it’s safe to say that we know fitness is important for our health, but the question always remains “what should I do?” The answer here is: Do What You Enjoy! I cannot stress enough how important it is to find some sort of activity that you love because you are much more likely to stick with it!

     This is not to say that you should disregard weekly recommendations for strength training and aerobic exercise, but more to promote that if you can find an activity that meets some of those requirements, it bodes well for your long term success!

Here are 10 of my favorite activities:

1. Walking

2. Running

3. Hiking

4. Yoga

5. Basketball

6. Soccer

7. Golf

8. Obstacle course racing

9. CrossFit

10. Stand up paddle boarding

     My challenge to you this week: find an activity you love, take a picture of you doing the activity, and post it with #WellfieWednesday in hopes that we can inspire the masses to personalize their fitness!

     Thanks again for all of the #WellfieWednesday support, be sure to post your pictures this week and tag the WW crew members (@PBernerSPT@Eric_in_AmERICa@AaronPerezPT@fitnerdaimee@DianaKlatt) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

- WW Crew