How to Overcome the Anxiety of Exercising

For most people, there’s usually a time when they want to start exercising to better themselves. But making that transition from a sedentary lifestyle isn’t really easy for all. One of the first things you’ll worry about is exercise anxiety. You hesitate to start your fitness journey because you’re afraid of being judged. Fortunately, there are many ways to overcome that problem. Here are only some of them.

Start at home

One of the most common reasons why we have an initial fear of exercising is due to the feeling of looking bad in public. But, remember that exercising doesn’t have to be done at gyms or other public places. You can easily do push-ups, sit-ups, and other bodyweight exercises at home. Whether you live in a condo or an HDB flat somewhere in Singapore, know that you can still exercise in the comforts of your home.

Get a trainer

If you choose to start exercising in a gym, for example, one of the best things you can do is to get a trainer. For one, having someone to guide you is very important if you want to establish a good foundation when it comes to exercising. Plus, another reason why we have exercise anxiety is that we’re afraid of doing the exercises wrong and getting laughed at. But if you have your trainer with you, you won’t have to worry about those things anymore!

Go with a friend

If you don’t feel comfortable getting a trainer, you can always consider bringing a friend along with you! Going with someone you know can be a great way to shake off your nerves. It can also serve as motivation to exercise since you can both have some friendly competition. So, you won’t only overcome the anxiety, you’ll also get to your goals faster.

Don’t exercise in peak hours

Here’s something you should know; even the greatest fitness junkies prefer not to go during peak hours. Whether you’re lifting weights at a gym or enjoying a run in the park, you’ll love it if the place isn’t crowded. For one, you can have all the equipment on your own! Plus, you won’t need to worry about others’ stares because there will hardly be any people there anyway!

Just don’t mind others

Speaking of others’ stares, it’s really not something you should be worrying about. If you see a person looking at you at the gym, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s judging you. It’s just your mind playing with you. When it comes to exercising, everybody else is busy trying to better themselves. They dont really have time to worry about how others look.

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