Self-care

Even a short exercise can make a huge benefit

You can get plenty of useful information about exercise online.
I will share with you what works best with me.
This is the only field I’m an expert on.

I hope it will help somebody else too, but you need to listen to your own body to find what works best for you.

I do many different workouts, it depends on the mood and other things I need to do during the day.

Some walking or hiking in nature works best to clear my mind, sometimes I do some home workouts too.

FitnessBlender suits me best.
They provide different workout ideas from yoga, pilates, light or intensive cardio to HIIT. You simply can’t get bored with them.

It rarely happens that I don’t do anything at all, because my mood depends on it. I really need at least a short walk on a daily basis.

Everybody can do this, no matter how tired or preoccupied you are – it’s just the matter of priorities.

Such a little thing as a short walk can make a huge difference and your whole body can benefit from it.


Which workout routine works best for you?

22 Comments

  • energyiseverything

    When I started exercising it was only 5 min a day. Every day I increased the time and look now sometimes even hour is not enough. Short time is very valuable than no time at all. πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻🌈🌈🌈

  • Nik

    I like walking too. Otherwise it’s short bursts. like I’ve got a skipping rope so I do a couple of minutes of that at a time.

  • Fen

    I’ve been doing home workouts lately. I’ve been missing walking around the but sadly that isn’t currently around in our country. Great post!

  • stumblingfaith

    I actually did a training for work yesterday that said having children with special needs doing as little as 10 minutes of exercise a day can reduce their tantrum behaviors and elevate their moods.

  • 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑡 πŸŒ‹

    “This is the only field I’m an expert on.”

    Cool! I can say same, lol. It’s been difficult, lately. I already have the restrictions stopping me walk. run, cycle, and now all the pools are closed so that’s not an option either. I tried buying dumbbells, but they’re all out of stock now because everybody bought home gym equipment during lockdown! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ. I did actually order some which will arrive in 2 months. I’m prepared to wait for those since they were good ones which will suit me well.

    Antidepressants and keeping busy and writing have definitely got me through this period of such little exercise in the last year. Even long rides on the scooter helped in this respectβ€” using legs to balance, total freedom outside, but that’s not been working and my days were too filled with anxiety to get it fixed, but I’m getting there now! πŸ™‚. Also anxiety prevented me from doing yoga, but I’m planning to ease into more exercises. Even when I do pressups now, it really helps. There is nothing like exercise!! πŸ˜„

    I’m getting better at self-forgiveness. I realised I’d have to fix my mind to some extent first, before benefiting from the exercise aspect which will in turn help the mind again. It’s great to see how much you benefit from it, too! And another person who enjoys exercise so much.

    • Maja

      Ride with a scooter doesn’t count as an exercise πŸ˜€ but it’s great to hear that you enjoyed it.
      Anything that helps. The restrictions during lockdown were quite annoying, indeed, well, some of them still are.

      I can relate to the antidepressants part, keeping busy and the writing. Great stuff to keep you going.
      It’s nice to hear about you getting better with the self-forgiveness part. It’s an important thing and indeed a part of the mind fixing thing.

      I had some anxiety issues with doing yoga too (I was doing it for a few years, even with a professional coach for some time, but it could even worsen my anxiety – not everything works for everybody).

      • 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑡 πŸŒ‹

        Haha, why doesn’t it count? My only motivation for exercising or getting outside is to feel better, and when I’m so lacking in exercise, even small things do helpβ€” especially when it comes to using my legs, since they are the least used part of my body due to the knee injuries. Just doing 20 pressups really makes me feel better right now.

        Also as it happens, working out my legs is the most satisfying feeling to meβ€” the feeling after long runs or bike rides was blissful. Riding the scooter really works out my leg muscles, actually, especially as I ride it in a way so as to work them even more. Believe me when I say my legs would feel really tired after riding for an hour or more! πŸ˜„ I’m missing that feeling now. It was a revelation for me in actually finding a fun way to exercise my legs again.

        I actually don’t think much exercise is ‘necessary’ for good health (which has never been something to motivate me to exercise, actually!). I’m actually quite a lazy person, but I just love exercise so much, and being outside. I still feel really healthy even after so long now of not much intense exercise. I think good diet and general healthy living are the most important. The only effect that bothers me is on my mood.

        Yoga has helped me previously when my mind was more at ease, so I’m hoping to get back to at least a small amount :). But if I was choosing between scooter or yoga it’d be scooter as that would get me outside :D. The rules are different when you have physical limitations!

        • Maja

          Considering I’m not having any experience from riding a scooter, I’ll take your word for it. πŸ˜€
          Indeed rules are different when you have any kind of limitations. Whatever it helps, Robin πŸ™‚

          • 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑡 πŸŒ‹

            I do totally get why it would be viewed as a ‘lazy’ thing, though! For people like me it’s a much more active option than using a traditional mobility scooter. It all depends on what you’re comparing it to. Most people riding them probably are indeed lazy! πŸ˜†. But what is laziness other than simply not needing the mood boost? πŸ€”

  • 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑡 πŸŒ‹

    (The scooter has no suspension so your legs have to do that part, which is easiest when you stand on the balls of your feet. You constantly have to brace and adjust over bumps). I actually rode my scooter across London a few times last year between 2 friends’ houses. It took 2 hours each way and wearing a big rucksack, I was exhausted from it! 😁

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