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Where to start this National Fitness Day

This year, National Fitness day is on Wednesday 21st September. According to their website, the aim of National Fitness Day is to highlight the role that physical activity plays across the UK, assisting to raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier lifestyles through being physically active.

Leah Heath

Wellbeing Advisor

September 20, 2022

This year, National Fitness day is on Wednesday 21st September. According to their website, the aim of National Fitness Day is to highlight the role that physical activity plays across the UK, assisting to raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier lifestyles through being physically active.

Physical activity has the power to impact all of the five pillars of wellbeing. Being active does not only contribute positively to our physical health, but it can also have a great effect on our mental health. Exercise releases feel-good hormones, it can also improve our self-confidence which can help with our mental wellbeing. Socially, we can choose to spend our time exercising with others, or alternatively, exercise might be the time that you take away from others to recharge – either way, it is a great way to enrich our lives in this area. Many different types of exercising are relatively inexpensive and things such as walking, running or cycling can prove to be positive for your environmental wellbeing if you choose to use them in the place of driving.

With all these great benefits, WorkLife by OpenMoney are very keen to get behind this initiative. A huge range of activities can be enjoyed by participants of all ages and backgrounds. So on this National Fitness Day, what are you going todo?

Well, the answer seems simple – get active! But what is the best way to do this? At WorkLife by OpenMoney, we think that it is to find something you enjoy.

If you’re regularly active and are happy with what you are doing, then stick with it! Some of us run, some lift weights, some hike and others prefer team sports. This Wednesday, get involved in whatever it is that you regularly do, and maybe see if you can inspire a friend to come along.

If you’re not sure on where to start, why not think back in time? Was there something that you used to enjoy? Was it going to Zumba? Or was it going on a daily lockdown walk that you’ve convinced yourself that you no longer have time for? National Fitness Day is a great time to start up at it again! Use it as an excuse to reignite your passion while getting fit and healthy.

Or, how about trying something completely new? Remember, every expert was once a beginner. One of the purposes of National Fitness Day is to bring people together with the power of exercise, so don’t be afraid to venture outside of your comfort zone and see if there is a new love that you could add to your life.