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Finding Your Fitness Passion

ByDave Stopher

Jul 28, 2018 #fitness, #health

You may think working out is not for you, but that’s because you’ve not found your fitness passion. You’ve not found the exercise that excites you enough to throw on your workout gear or the activity that gets you out of the house and active. When you find this passion, half your battle for fitness is won because you’ll want to do it and, as a result, you’ll want to stay fit.

If you want to fall in love with an activity that’ll keep you fit, make sure to heed the advice below:

You have to enjoy it

The most important aspect of finding your fitness passion is to make sure that you enjoy it. It’s quite simple; if you don’t enjoy it, you don’t feel the passion for doing it regularly. So, pinpoint what it is that you enjoy doing, and do a little more of it.

It doesn’t have to be running, jogging, cycling or any of the other things that fitness fanatics generally love doing. The form of fitness that you enjoy can be anything, from gardening to playing with the kids. As long as it gets your heart racing and you enjoy it as it does, it can become your fitness passion.

Be open to new things

To find something that is going to change your life as much as your new found fitness will, you have to be open to trying new things, and you have to be willing to then give these new things a go when given a chance to do so. And this is no matter your age, too. Paul Mounsey, a 70-year-old man, has found the activity which he loves late in life in the form of BMX riding, and only started doing it at the age of 65 after two lads invited him to a BMX meeting. Paul was open to trying something new when offered the chance to do so and has found the passion that keeps him fit a result. His story should be inspiring over 50’s people everywhere to get out there, to open up, and to try something different. For more stories on how to do what you love as you age, visit SunLife for more inspiring stories. It’s never too late, or for that matter too early, to find the passion that keeps you fit.

Go back to your childhood passion

Finding a passion for keeping you fit in the future isn’t all about trying new things. Sometimes, it’s the things that you used to do as a child that holds the key to your fitness future. The sports that you took part in and enjoyed as a child are the ones you’ll have the fondest memories of, and replicating them now would impassion you tenfold. Of course, you aren’t going to be able to replicate them completely. You can’t join a junior football team now! What you can do, though, is find something similar and more to your adult preferences, like a 5-a-side football team.

If you’re tired of running, jogging and hitting the gym, then find an alternative fitness activity today and in doing so, you will find your passion. Doing so will keep you fit and, most important of all, it’ll make you want to keep fit.