Could You Be More Active? Here’s How To Do It

While we all like the idea of changing our lifestyle and feeling better, often there is only one way to get more energy and to feel our best, and that happens to be taking more exercise. But while heading to the gym everyday and taking on grueling workouts doesn’t exactly appeal to everyone, being active generally can often give you the results you want and need. But how do you do it? I wanted to share with you some of the things you can try

Challenge yourself

One of the first things you could consider doing would be to challenge yourself when it comes to exercise. It might be that you want to start running, and so challenging yourself to run a 5k or 10k in a certain amount of time might be a good place to start. It could be the challenge of conquering a skill, getting fitter or having more energy. These things can really spur you on to make the most of the changes you want to make in your life.

Document and record your journey

A great thing to consider doing would be to document your fitness journey and really keep a track of the progress you make. It might be that you want to do it to inspire others, or reach out to people in similar situations to you. You could use wearable technology such as the things you find recommended on websites like to help you keep a track of your progress, and then document it through either a social media account on Facebook or Instagram or even starting your own blog could be an idea.

Use applications and social media to keep you motivated

On another note, social media can actually be one of the places that keeps you inspired and on track on your own journey. It is easy to feel less inspired when you have had a hard day, or things are getting a little tough in other areas of your life, but seeing others going through things can help you to remember your reasons why you are doing it. There are also applications on your phone that you could use that could help you stay on track and keep you motivated. Websites like have some great suggestions.

Seek out local classes

Sometimes the thought of going to a gym or running on your own isn’t appealing, so why not look into your local area and see if there is any classes you could join. Not only does it give you a new type of exercise to try, but a chance to make some friends and be sociable with people. These will be people with the same motivation as you, which can be a great motivator on those tough days.

Try new things

Finally, don’t be afraid to try new things. It might be that you want to try swimming regularly or a yoga class. Maybe a dance or an aerobic session for a bit more fun. Trying new things keeps you motivated and inspired.

I hope this has given you some ideas on how you can be more active.

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