National Fitness Day (UK)
Getting fit can be tough, but it's worth it. Whether it's lifting weights, running a 5k, or just going for a walk, taking care of your body is important for your health and happiness.
I’m not in the best shape, but I want to prove to myself I can do something that seems insurmountable and inspire others by showing them no matter where they are in their fitness goals, they can do it, too.Ruben Studdard
Many times throughout the internet you see advertisements for weight loss, such as new gym memberships, weight loss pills, diet plans, and more. Fitness appears to become a consistent message in everybody’s lives. However, if you are looking for a way to start losing weight, then one of the best ways to start that is through Fitness Day, a day all about challenging yourself and changing the way you feel about your body.
Learn about Fitness Day
Fitness Day has been created to motivate people from all around the world to get fit. Thousands of gyms, leisure centres, parks, and clubs will open their doors to the public for free activity sessions on this date. A lot of workplaces and schools are also going to be getting in on the action.
Exercise is more important than a lot of people give it credit for. Not only is it imperative in terms of your physical health, but it plays a big role when it comes to your mental health as well. Exercise has been shown to lower feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as improving your mood.
History of Fitness Day
Physical fitness has had a long history of being a defining factor in mankind. From the Roman Empire to today, there have been various developments in what constituted fitness. While the Dark Ages valued the soul over the body, the renaissance period took a fresh start by examining the body for medical research, bringing new methods of awareness about what the body does. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the idea of fitness became popular. Since then, the United States took fitness to a new level by bringing in 20th-century technology. With the increase in sugars and fats into the diet due to commercialization, the concept of fitness became an everyday term in people’s lives and helped make people more aware of their activity levels and food intake.
Fitness Day as a holiday began in the early 2000’s and has since become a way to improve how people feel, lose weight, and grow stronger as a result. The Fitness Day website hosts events all over the United States yearly in cooperation with companies such as Athleta, Girls on the Run, and Class Pass to help men and women all over the world bring exercise into their daily lives and challenge themselves. Fitness Day hosts these events in major cities and hopes that through these events they have the power to change lives.
How to Celebrate Fitness Day
One of the best ways to start exercising is by purchasing a gym membership and making plans to go to the gym once to twice per week. Even with just once a day, that can be the start of a healthier body. You can also join one of those events that Fitness Day broadcasts throughout the country and join them with your friends as an excellent way to start exercising. If you want to let everyone know what day it is, use the hashtag #fitnessday to let your friends know what you’re doing to keep your body and mind healthy.
Not only does fitness day provide you with the perfect opportunity to work out and burn some calories, but it also gives you a great chance to spread the word and let everyone know about the different benefits associated with working out. Encouraging others to get involved in Fitness Day and to continue getting involved in physical activity throughout their daily life is so important. Nowadays, with the power of the Internet and social media, it is easier to reach big groups of people and get your message out.
A fun way to get involved on Fitness Day is to set yourself different fitness challenges. This does not have to be anything extreme or major; it all depends on your own personal fitness levels. For example, you could set yourself the challenge of making sure you walk up and down the stairs all day. You could also set yourself a challenge of walking a certain number of steps. Or, why not set yourself a challenge in terms of doing a new type of exercise? From Zumba classes to yoga; there are so many fun and exciting fitness classes, so you will never need to get bored.
You can also make Fitness Day a fun time for the entire family. Why not all go on a bike ride together? You can grab your helmets and take a ride to your local park. There are bound to be some beautiful, scenic places in your area. Plus, biking is a low-impact and healthy exercise that all of the family can enjoy. No matter how young or old you are, you can get on a bike and enjoy the great outdoors. You are going to give your muscles a good workout and a high level of physical skill isn’t required.
There are a lot of weird and wonderful fitness trends that have cropped up in recent times. Why not give one of these a try on Fitness Day? You will be able to get fit while having a lot of laughs in the process. If you don’t know what we’re referring to, just Google goat yoga and you will get a glimpse of some of the weird and wonderful fitness trends that are out there at the moment! We also have skateboard pilates and backward running has even become a thing!