Impact of Group Exercise

Feb 2, 2020 | Body and Mind, Front Page | 0 comments

Have you heard of Group Exercise and its Benefits?

We have all heard about the benefits of exercise for years now and I hope you read some of my other posts on exercising and how to stay motivated. As we know exercise leads to an increased overall sense of mental wellbeing, decreased stress levels, a stronger heart, and much more. Even though most of us are well aware of these benefits, many still find it difficult to engage in a consistent physical fitness program that leads to lasting results. It could be because of a perceived lack of time, no motivation, or any of a number of other reasons that keep us from exercising as we should.

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Why not join a Program?

This is where group exercise can become so beneficial. Many people are finding that this form of fitness program provides numerous advantages over that of exercising alone. Consider the following four benefits of group exercise and look towards joining a program in your area very soon.

Extrovert or Introvert?

I think what also plays a role in your preference is if you are an introvert or an extrovert. I am an extrovert all the way and prefer to workout with others. I have exercised alone but I enjoy exercising more when others are around. So, if you are an introvert, maybe you just want to put yourself to this challenge and try a group exercise to understand if it would benefit you and you enjoy it.

Low-Pressure Social Activity

We have enough stress in our life already. Exercise does not need to become a burden. You know that it is necessary to a healthy body, but engaging in a fitness program on your own might increase your anxiety rather than reduce it. However, participating in group exercise allows you to engage in a social activity with very little pressure involved. You will feel better as a result, and this will bring about numerous benefits as a result.

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Get More Involved with Family and Friends

If you are finding that you have less and less time to spend with family and friends, group exercise is a way to change that. You will find that you look forward to each session. You can catch up with one another, laugh, and exchange stories all while getting the benefit of physical activity at the same time. This is a great way to enhance your overall sense of wellbeing.

Have Others Help Keep You Accountable

When it comes to exercise, it is recommended that we have a plan for accountability. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to have others in a group setting that are depending on us being there. As a result, you will be less likely to miss any given session because you know that others will be wondering what happened to you. Likewise, you will also help to keep others accountable. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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Avoid Isolation

If you are already feeling a bit beat up emotionally, you do not want to exercise alone. That just isolates you with your thoughts. Instead, you want to be with others who will uplift and encourage you. That is what you will get with group exercise.

So, there you have it. If you are looking for ways to improve your mental wellbeing through fitness, then group exercise may just be the solution that you have been looking for. You can effectively lower your stress levels, decrease anxiety, and minimize the effects of depression as you break a sweat with others. Get out there and give it a try today.

Once you get involved in group exercising, you will enjoy the benefits that you will gain. You will feel better, physically and mentally.

Please share with me any comments, I love to hear from you.

 

Be safe, stay active, and feel well.

Petra Jackson

Petra Jackson

Life Coach & Mentor

Thanks for following my journey through improving life by discovering inspiring tips to de-stress, have a relaxing day, make good nutrition choices and just enjoy life!  My goal is to share a little bit of what I find beneficial, interesting or just plain cute and fun!

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