How To Exercise Your Way

How To Exercise Your Way

By: Kate McCallum

While we all understand the mental and physical health benefits of working out, you may struggle to find your place among the hyper-focused gym goers and elite athletes. These pinnacles of fitness have set unrealistic standards for athleticism, and have left the average person feeling daunted by workout environments. However, it's important to remember that everyone has unique goals and capabilities when it comes to exercise. Ultimately, you should be looking for a way to get your heart pumping that matches your interests, and allows you to have fun!  

Although it may take trial and error, and a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, there is a perfectly suited form of exercise for everyone. Apricotton has compiled a list of unique and lighthearted forms of exercise that are sure to boost your mood and confidence. 

Group Walks with Friends

The most simple yet rewarding form of exercise. From a brisk walk around the block, to a full-day hike through rugged terrain, walks with friends are sure to bring you joy. This activity combines cardio with uplifting social time - a great time to catch up with your favorite people, while breaking a sweat. 

Host a Dance Party

A surefire way to release endorphins - through movement and music! Although it is commonly overlooked, dance is an intensive, full-body workout. Not only will a dance party support your fitness goals, but it provides a fantastic opportunity to refine your hype-up playlists, meticulously decorate your dance floor and invite your favorite workout partners. This may be as elaborate as a birthday party, or as simple as a solo dance session in your room. Whatever it may be, Apricotton Bras are fabricated from anti-wicking, breathable materials that will keep you dry while you hit the dance floor!

Swimming Laps

Swimming lengths at a local community centre is an underappreciated way to activate your muscles, increase your heart rate and release stress. Swimming has been found to improve sleep patterns, and support mental wellness. Through the meditative repetition of lengths, you might just find a unique sense of calm. 

Join an Intramural or House League Sports Team

While competitive sports may feel unwelcoming for beginners, an excellent way to feel encouraged by a sense of team is joining House League Sports. Regardless of your age, beginner-level sports teams allow you to engage with team members, learn new skills and participate in organized activities without the expectation of high performance. From pickle ball to ice hockey, there is a sport out there suited perfectly for you!


About the Author

Kate is a business student at Western University, who enjoys hiking and canoeing in her free time. As the oldest of three sisters, Kate has a passion for sharing advice, and helping girls build a sense of self-confidence.


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