There are many of us who are disciplined, and attend the gym on a regular basis which is amazing. Throughout my experience, I have found that health and fitness isn’t just about what we do in the gym, in fact, what we do at the gym is just a small portion of fitness. True health and fitness comes when we align the other hours of our day with our goals. My question to you is, are you only exercising or are you being physically active too?
Physical activity is the small things we do throughout the day such as walking to the car and into the office, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. You can also consider doing the laundry, gardening, taking the trash out, or cleaning the kitchen forms of physical activity. In the past few years, there has been a decline in our physical activity levels due to increased desk jobs with booming technology, delivery options with food, and TV shows that we seemingly cannot get enough of…for hours.
Exercise is planned, purposeful, repetitive, structured, and quantifiable physical activity. This is the form of activity that we preform with a specific goal in mind to improve and/or maintain some aspect of our physicality, which is why you are all here at Evolve Fitness!
“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives”- Annie Dillard
The point being, if you exercise on a regular basis and are not seeing many results, ask yourself, how am I treating my body while I’m not at the gym? Is what I am doing hurting me or helping me? Am I sitting when I could moving around? Am I going from desk to chair to couch on repeat?
Advice from Evolve Personalized Fitness Team: if you order food, get take out and walk to your car to pick it up, walk around the house while you are talking to your friend on the phone, fold laundry while you are watching TV, and take the stairs when you can!!