How to Bring Big Fitness Energy in 2023
A recent Planet Fitness survey found 72 million people suffer from low energy. Here’s a tip for defeating that feeling of lethargy and experiencing the benefits of working out this year
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
January 12, 2023
It’s 2023, and with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind us, many are experiencing low energy and fatigue. As we look ahead to the New Year, it’s more important now than ever to prioritize your physical and mental well-being – including making time for fitness, which can boost your overall energy. With a fresh New Year officially underway, National Lead Trainer at Planet Fitness Teddy Savage joined us to share tips and tricks to keep you motivated and find your Big Fitness Energy in the New Year and beyond.
The New Year serves as an opportunity to renew our focus – now more than ever – and there’s nothing more meaningful for what we all need now than making health and wellness a priority. Let’s face it – coming out of the pandemic and the hustle and bustle from the holidays have left many struggling with low energy, or ‘Low E’ as we call it. Exercise and a great workout can boost one’s energy and mood, improve sleep and even reduce the risk of anxiety and depression.
A recent Planet Fitness survey found 72 million people suffer from low energy. Of them, 89% reported that they’d give up things like online shopping (40%), social media (36%), and caffeine (33%) for a year if they could have more energy. Exercise can help remedy low energy, and daily activity can help reduce stress and alleviate anxiety, but routine functional movement can help keep you out of the fog altogether.
Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins in the brain, which are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators. Fitness is an essential component of overall well-being. And Planet Fitness continues to provide a safe, Judgement Free environment for our members, allowing them to find their Big Fitness Energy.
Some good fitness tips to get you started? First, begin every workout with a dynamic stretching routine. Get your blood flowing to your muscles and joints to offset injury and prepare for movement. Example movements include trunk twists and bend and reaches. Next, get a total body workout with a strength circuit that targets various muscle groups, including weighted machines. Lastly, end your workout with a cardio blast to help maximize calorie burn and improve overall cardiovascular health and endurance.