Let’s talk about the broad topic of men’s fitness and wellness. Our society has a way of stereotyping both genders. In the world of men’s fitness, we see a lot of ultra-buff men who lift weights and eat lots of meat. While this is perhaps one form of fitness, it’s important to remember that we have a variety of fitness and wellness modes available to us. Most importantly, fitness should be something fun and energizing, not another item on the to-do list or something you have to drag yourself towards. If your fitness routine is making you pull the covers over your head, it might be time to reexamine your relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Let’s dive into some ideas to keep your routines fresh, exciting, and invigorating.
Karate or another form of martial art. Martial arts engage the mind and body and are called martial arts for a reason. They are quite literally art forms and encourage the body to move in dynamic, graceful, and intense ways. Joining a martial arts class is an awesome option if you’re wanting to get some aggression out while also getting some serious mind-body connection.
Dance it out. Dance is often considered a women’s practice and nothing could be further from the truth. There are so many kinds of dance classes out there — ballet, jazz, hip hop, swing, and improvisation, to name a few. Taking a dance class is an excellent way to get in touch with creative forms of movement while also feeling more joyful. Don’t be afraid to dance it out.
Team sports. Oftentimes after high school, we leave the realm of group sporting activities behind us, unless we’re the spectators. Remember how great it felt to be part of a team working towards a common goal? Whether it’s softball, basketball, or tennis, team sports can be an awesome way to socialize while getting your workout in.
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