I enjoy working out at the gym, but I’d rather be outside. As a trainer, I probably shouldn’t be encouraging people not to go to the gym. But as a fitness professional, I’m much more interested in your overall health. So if you would like to go for a walk on a beautiful day rather than go to the gym, do it! Enjoy. You are much more likely to exercise if you choose an activity that you enjoy.
So today I suited up in my compression sleeve and headed out for a hike. I often wear my sleeve when I hike because I’ve learned that my body tends to puff up when I hike on hot days – and it’s suddenly close to 80 degrees here. I’ve learned that lymphedema prevention is easier than dealing with a puffy hand/arm later.
I always encourage my clients, both my local Stay Fit Stay Strong clients and my Life-Cise clients, to do the things they enjoy. Do it with enthusiasm and joy. Do it with vigor. Just (to borrow a phrase) do it!