Marie Kondo’s name is coming up more often now that there is a Netflix show that helps people declutter. I started doing things the Marie Kondo way about 3 or 4 years ago and I still follow her system of organizing. It really is important to take stock occasionally of all that we have and ask ourselves what we really need and of course what brings us joy. I secretly wish that people would do this when it comes to their physical health!

What does your body really need? Is your current fitness routine giving you joy?

Now “joy” might be too strong a word for some of you but do you at least have a regime that gets your body moving on a regular basis, that leaves you sweaty and feeling re-energized?

Most of us feel much better after exercise but there are a select few who hate it and never return. This doesn’t mean you should give up, it simply means that you have yet to find the right class or trainer. Try several clubs and trainers until you find the right match.

Take stock of your needs! Are you at least doing the minimum to keep in good physical shape? You need to work all of the components of fitness. canfitpro recommends that people try to get in at least 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week. When it comes to muscle conditioning people should work the major muscle groups 3 or more days per week and flexibility training should be done 4 or more days per week.

Spring clean your fitness habits and try to hit those training guidelines. If you haven’t found the right trainer or club or workout partner get busy! Please put the same amount of energy or more into taking care of your physical self as you will devote to tidying up this season.

See you soon,

Beth