It won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it

Forget about your training! Don’t go to the gym today! Imagine that gymming is banned! I guess you were not expecting to hear that from the Executive Editor of a fitness magazine, but yes, I said it!  And not without reason.

I said it because too often I see sad and tired people at my local gym. I see faces without passion, sweat without satisfaction… Fitness should be fun after all, have we forgotten about that? So this month, I want to encourage you to skip your regular gymming session and to try something new. I want you to leave the familiar walls of your health club behind, and to go out in search of a challenge or an adventure.

As the weather outside is cooling down, it is the perfect time to get involved in some new sports and activities. Outdoor exercise has many benefits. Obviously, it is good for the body, improving aerobic, cardiovascular and muscular fitness; but it also boosts functioning of the immune system, making you more resistant to viruses and infections.

Moreover, outdoor recreation has psychological benefits, including the prevention or reduction of stress, improved self-esteem, confidence and creativity. It aids spiritual growth, and provides an increased sense of exhilaration in everyday life. Outdoors sports are also great for your social life, as you get to bond with like-minded people.

While setting your training goals, you can consider a number of events taking place in Kuwait, such as the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon (see page 44 for details) or the upcoming Let’s Go Forward North Desert Run. The benefits of outdoor training are vast, so don’t wait any longer. Swap your dumbbells for running shoes for a day, and go exploring. See where adventure can take you.

Katarzyna Khanna

Executive Editor

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