Have you ever skipped a workout because you didn’t feel like you were in the mood? A lack of motivation or feeling angry or angry can make you less enthusiastic about putting on your running shoes, but a personal trainer Sam merza says we should instead be looking at those emotions.
âThere is a workout for every mood, the key is to listen to your body and what will make you feel good,â he explains. âMost of us have a playlist for different moods, so why not have some great workout for different moods? “
Here’s how to listen to your mood to find the best workout, according to this fitness pro:
- Angry– When we are angry we have higher levels of adrenaline in our bodies, so channel it to help you let off steam with burpees, pushups and jumping jacks. Boxing and running are great workouts when you are angry, just avoid lifting weights or anything else where the risk of injury is higher if you are distracted.
- Anxious– Slow and steady workouts are best when your anxiety is high. Pilates, yoga, meditation, and walking are recommended, as is playing your favorite music while you’re at it. Avoid going for a run feeling anxious as this can put you into “flight” mode, causing the body to mimic panic symptoms and the mind may also speed up with thoughts of running.
- Sad– When you are upset or depressed, switch to cardio. Aerobic and cardio exercises have been shown to be the most effective in fighting symptoms of depression. Even if you feel like you can’t drag yourself out of bed, start small and work your way up.
- Happy– If you’re already feeling good, do whatever workout you like and make the most of it!
- Relaxed– Do you feel zen and you don’t want to let go? Do Pilates for a full-body workout, and your calm state can make it easier for you to focus on the task at hand.