Intuitive Exercise: Listening to Your Body

Intuitive Exercise: Listening to Your Body
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Intuitive exercise prioritises listening to your body's needs and preferences. It's embracing movement that feels good, while leaving no room for guilt.

In this article we’ll discuss how to swap the pressure of planned workouts for the joy of intuitive low impact exercise, and outline the benefits of doing so.



How to achieve intuitive exercise 


Body check-ins


Before every move, take a moment to tune into your body.

Are you feeling energised and ready for a challenge, or is a gentle stretch more appealing? Listen to your body's cues to choose the right activity.



Low impact exercise


Low impact exercises are a great way to move your body without stressing your joints. Think gentle pilates, yoga or brisk treadmill walking.



Listen to your limits


Pushing yourself is great, but recognising your limits is even better. If you're feeling pain, it's your body's way of telling you to slow down.

Opt for a restorative yoga session or a relaxing treadmill walk instead.



Embrace movement variety


Our bodies crave diversity. Explore different low impact exercises to keep things interesting. Try a stationary bike ride for some cardio, or challenge yourself with a home rowing machine workout.

With an Echelon membership, you can find a variety of fun, different and energetic class types to keep you constantly engaged.



Move with joy


When movement feels like a chore, that’s when you know you should switch things up. Intuitive exercise isn't just about physical benefits. It's about creating a positive relationship with your body and movement.

By listening to your body and choosing activities you enjoy, you're more likely to stick with an exercise routine for the long term.



The benefits of intuitive low impact exercises



Reduced Stress and Improved Mood: Exercise is a well-known stress reliever, and when it's enjoyable, it can significantly boost your mood.

Increased Energy Levels: Regular movement can leave you feeling energised throughout the day, improving your productivity and overall well-being.

Better Sleep: Physical activity can promote better sleep quality, leaving you feeling well-rested and ready to take on the day.

Stronger Body and Mind: Regular exercise strengthens your muscles and bones, while also improving cognitive function and mental clarity.

A Positive Body Image: When you focus on how movement makes you feel rather than how you look, you can cultivate a more positive body image.



Intuitive low impact exercise with Echelon


Intuitive exercise is a journey of self-discovery and appreciation for your body. It's about moving your body with joy and listening to its wisdom.

Ditch the pressure, embrace intuitive exercise with Echelon, and let your body guide you towards a healthier, happier you.