There’s More To Life Than The Gym!

I tend to come across as one of those health ad fitness ‘freaks’ who lives and breathes the gym. Many people think that this is all I can think about 24/7. OK maybe I am sort of one of those people, but it’s not the be all and end all. I work full time (and more) in a gym and then train myself on top of those hours, I need to make sure I have time away. Trust me if I don’t get away I go crazy!

So do you. While staying fit and eating properly are important parts of your life, do not let it consume you. You should be finding other ways to destress and relax, things that do not involve working out constantly. Remember there is such a thing as working out too much. If you are feeling consistently drained and low on energy, you could be overtraining. Listen to your body if you feel like you need to back it off a little. It won’t kill you to take a day or two off and recover.

What do I do to relax? Easy! Catch up with friends or family, go to the movies, read, get a massage (if you resistance train-which you should-then massage is pretty damn important for recovery). These things help me get my head away from health and fitness and to wind down.

Here’s my advice to you. Find those things you enjoy outside of the gym and do them! Get a hobby, read a book-whatever-just do it!

Your body and sanity will thank you for it.

D

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About Dion Stewart

Dion Stewart Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach-ASCA Cert III/IV in Fitness-Master Trainer Kettlebell Instructor TRX Suspension Trainer Rehab Essentials Certified through Adam Floyd Kickpad Instructor Les Mills RPM Instructor Also a movie freak, tomboy and small time nerd. You can reach her at dionstewart@westnet.com.au for further information.

Posted on May 30, 2012, in Random Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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