Let’s face it: our culture has an obsession with working out. Everything from Nike commercials to controversial Peleton ads to Carrie Underwood on the cover of Women’s Health, tells us we should not only have a daily (intense) workout routine, but should also have toned abs, perfect glutes (thanks, Khloé K), and maybe even a personal trainer (or insert any other expensive fitness equipment that costs $$$ here).
We’re so caught up in what we’re “supposed to” do to look good that we forget the purpose of exercise is to make us feel good. Even if exercise so isn’t your thing (or if you’re active just because you feel like you need to be), here are nine ways to embrace working out and maybe, just maybe, use exercise as a method to bring you joy.
1. Start by improving other areas of your wellbeing
Being healthier is a decision that comes from the belief that…