The Importance of Understanding your Body 

As an avid fan of exercise with a fairly healthy approach to health and fitness, I think its only fair I shared some of the wisdom I’ve learnt from my balanced journey this past year.

Last week, I wrote about how to make your lifestyle a bit healthier through easy and simple tips. This week, I’m writing about the importance of listening to your body and most importantly respecting your bodies needs and limits when it comes to exercise.

I myself am very guilty of not listening to my own body and over doing it in the gym in the past, but having now seen the benefits of truly getting to know the foundations under my own skin I can say its worth taking time to know what works for you in order to build and maintain a more healthier and balanced you!

When I first started weight training, I seriously over did it. Making sure I did my arms and legs every single day and pushing myself to point were a work out would make me feel physically sick. It wasn’t until my doctor told me my body was incredibly stressed that I stopped and calmed down. These last few weeks I’ve been trying to find a balance between resting well and training effectively and I think I’ve finally achieved balance. Now I weight train only four times a week and do one HIIT session a week for cardio. To relax and strengthen my core I’ll try and pop to one Pilates class a week. This routine I’ve found doesn’t over work me and gives me time to rest properly. However, I must stress if you feel like you’re not up to doing a workout one day or you feel tired then please just chill out! You’re allowed rest, rest is an important part of being healthy and balanced!

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Author: Chelsea Thompson

Scriptwriter and Stand Up. A recovering chocoholic who is trying to maintain a balanced lifestyle whilst putting on make up and travelling around a bit!!

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