Exercise for the greater good

What if you exercised simply to feel or do good?

Thinking differently about exercise

We’re taught to exercise to become fitter or to lose weight so it’s no wonder we think of it as a chore.

What if you exercised simply to feel or do good? If we do something we enjoy, we’re more likely to stick at it when we become busy, and we’ll feel better for doing it. In fact, some exercise groups are now as much about building connections rather than ‘getting in shape’ and are great ways to feel good, too.

Here’s some feel good exercise inspiration:

  1. See if there is a Good Gym or similar initiative in your area. Join the running group that runs to do good deeds and community projects.
  2. Give your local Park Run a go.  Park Run is a weekly 5km run in beautiful surroundings, and all abilities are welcomed and cheered on.
  3. Volunteer with The Cinnamon Trust where you can help an elderly or unwell person by walking or helping to look after their pets.
  4. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise and is suitable for all abilities. It’s hailed by many for its positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. Find out more from Tai Chi for Health Institute here.