Do you work out for your body or
your brain? For the joy of getting
active or the physical rewards?
For most of us, it’s a bit of both.
Often, our initial motivation to
exercise comes from the desire
to shape up. Then, as our fitness
journey progresses, we discover
the wealth of other benefits working
out can bring – from better energy
to less stress. It’s these wellbeing
rewards that keep us returning,
along with improved fitness, strength and body shape.
If your fitness motivation has started to slide, you could
be focusing too much on body goals. Research shows that
people who exercise for enjoyment work out far more –
because it feels less like hard work. In ‘Exercise for your
brain rather than your bum’ (page 22), writer Catherine Gray
recounts how she rediscovered her passion for running when
she forgot about her size. Get inspired, then turn to ‘Find
your fitness mojo’ (page 42) to discover new exciting reasons
to exercise, from making new friends to saving the planet.
And fall in love with your workouts all over again!
SCENES AT WF
H&F writer Joanna Ebsworth
reviews a RWL
Results Retreat, p
Star PT, Stephen Pasterino,
demonstrates the P.volve
workout loved by celebs, p
UK Snowboarder Katie Omerod
reveals the diet that fuels
her amazing tricks, p
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