The Workouts That Work For You

by Briana Harry

It’s that time of year. Even though it’s only the end of February, and winter is very much still in full effect, with March right where it is, we can clearly see springtime preparing to make her debut. We have high hopes for what the spring will gift us with this year, but we also can’t help but think about what we’ll be bringing into the season as well. With the pandemic being our norm for a full year, a lot of people have found that their bodies have changed with less activity. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

We hope that “body goals” have shifted from not just what the body looks like, but with how we feel about and inside our bodies. With that kind of shift, we call in ease and grace. There are so many different workout trends, but not all workouts work for everyone. The key is to find ways to move your body that align with your overall sense of feeling good. Here are some great places to start.

  1. Walking. Walking is an exercise that’s gotten underrated over time, but it’s one of the best. Walking outdoors gives you the boost that nature provides, while also burning as many as 500 calories per hour.
  2. HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training is a good way to get a lot done in a short amount of time. This usually consists of a mix of cardio and strength training using body weight, in which you alternate between high action for a minute or so with rests in between each set.
  3. Squats. Squats are amazing for building strength where it matters, and that muscular strength being built is said to be essential for overall calorie burning. Pro tip: with muscle building comes the need for muscle relief, enter the RootedSol Unwind Calming Bath Soak. Your muscles will thank you.
  4. Yoga. Yoga is a routine that combines body movement, strength training, and building flexibility to a meditative and mindful practice. There are so many listed benefits of a regular yoga practice including, pain relief, stress management, and even boosted energy.

We encourage you to explore all things that feel good for your body, these are just a few. The important thing is creating routines around that body that makes us feel good inside and out. That’s a beautiful thing to bring into this spring.