We all know that exercise is important for protecting our health and reducing stress. It’s good for us, and we want to do it. We even plan to do it. But when the pressure starts building and it feels like we have too much on our schedule, exercise is often the first thing to go.
That’s a mistake because working out is the very thing we need to manage our stress more effectively and prevent burnout. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that adults spend at least 150 minutes per week exercising. That’s just 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
The problem is that busy schedules and commitments leave us feeling tired and overworked. How do you exercise when you just can’t seem to find the time? By getting creative with how and where you focus on your fitness
Make Exercise a Part of Your Daily Routine With Indoor Rock Climbing + Fitness Combo
If exercise is going to be a regular part of your life, then it has to become a habit. Just like making coffee in the morning or relaxing with Netflix after dinner, exercise has to become something you do regularly at the same time every day. And fortunately, indoor rock climbing combined with a fitness facility gives you the perfect way to do that. Here’s how:
- If you work from home: Working from home can make it tough to get out of the house. Still, it’s essential to get out from behind your computer and get moving. Set yourself up for success by planning your workday with a scheduled start and end time and regular breaks. That makes it easier to schedule time for exercise. Climbing is a great indoor activity to alternate with your typical exercise routines because it offers a consistent, total body workout that will improve both your physical and mental health.
- If you’re heading back to the office: Add exercise to your daily routine using habit stacking. Habit stacking takes an activity you already do, like leaving work at 5:00 each day or taking your lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00, and tacks on a new habit. Since the new activity is associated with something you already do, it will be easier to stay consistent. For example, schedule a climb or workout before or after work, or during your lunch break. Bring your workout bag and any necessities with you so you don’t have to make an extra trip home.
- If you’re a busy college student – When you’re in college, it can seem like your schedule is never consistent from day to day. But working out can be just the stress relief you need to manage it all. If your class schedule varies, aim for a relatively consistent time such as the end of the class day or early in the morning. Rock climbing makes this easy because you can grab a few friends and turn your workout into a social activity!
- If you’re caring for your family – Too busy caring for others to fit exercise in? Rock climbing is a great way to get your kids involved in a new activity they’ll love while you get a great, guilt-free workout too. At Method Climbing, you can get the whole family together for some fun and healthy hangouts!
The Key to Consistent Exercise: Make It Fun.
The best way to stay consistent with exercise is to find something you enjoy doing. That’s where rock climbing truly shines. Rock climbing gives you an activity you’ll look forward to while giving you a total body workout at the same time. Each climb presents a new challenge where you’ll be able to clear your head, focus on the physical demands of the climb, and improve your mental health.
At Method Climbing + Fitness, we make getting started easy by creating a fun, stress-free environment where you can take on new challenges and reach your goals. Not only that, but having a full fitness facility at the same location makes it easy for you to switch between activities and keep things interesting!
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