One of the biggest growing generations in the US is millennials. These millennials are considered to be born between 1981 and 1996 (currently aged between 24 to 40 in 2021). This generation is of the healthiest around, and their pursuit of wellness is a lifetime virtue.
For Millennials living an active lifestyle is the norm. For them, wellness is a relentless pursuit that should be done every day. 76% of them exercise regularly, taking the idea of fitness and exercise to a whole new level. There are many ways to approach exercise in this modern period. Millennials are finding new ways to maximize their benefits in both body and mind. Here are some exercises that millennials are doing this year and why you should apply them to your lifestyle.
Aside from pursuing individual wellness, millennials also support the wellness of nature. They are one of the most environmentally conscious generations and do it for a reason. Many of them are aware of the benefits of nature in both body and mind. They are aware that the mind can be at ease by interacting with nature, and the body can return to its natural habitat. This is why they are the progenitors of a growing exercise known as ‘Green Exercise.’
Green exercise is any physical activity done outside your home and in the realm of nature. This exercise can be done in national parks, community gardens, or maybe on one of your trips in the wilderness. It usually involves hiking, jogging, and walking. But other exercises can be included as well. It is a kind of activity that is away from the clutches of civilization. So no breathing in pollution from car exhaust or hearing noise pollution from the traffic in heavily urbanized cities. Through green exercise, your body and mind can be relaxed.
The benefits of green exercise include weight loss, reduced blood pressure, and retaining blood sugar levels. Green exercise is also beneficial to the brain as studies have shown that it reduces stress and anxiety. It’s even capable of reducing the symptoms of depression.
Green exercise is the way we humans have been exercising ever since in the beginning. It’s only during these modern times when we have resorted to jogging in concrete pavement and treadmills. It’s time for us to return to our natural habitat and feel the life course through our veins with the power of green exercise.
Some millennials can be a slob when it comes to their homes. However, some take up cleaning and renovation to keep them fit in both body and mind. Many people, not just the millennial generation, have to go through the tedious tasks of doing chores in their homes. Renovation is also quite problematic. Many want to change the way their homes look but without exerting the physical effort to do it.
They may choose to hire someone to paint the insides of their home or build something as simple as a countertop. However, by letting someone do cleaning and renovation for you, you’re already missing a great chance to do weekly or monthly exercise. It’s a great way to lose weight and keep yourself fit and well at home. It’s also an excellent way to reduce stress!
Home exercise is a concept that integrates doing house chores such as cleaning and renovation with exercise. Studies have shown that cleaning can burn calories the same calories as working out for a full hour in a gym. Its also known to release exercise hormones such as endorphins, making you happy for a while. Additionally, home exercise can also help you reduce stress by removing the clutter you have around your house. Studies have shown that clutter increases an individual’s stress levels. A good-old renovation can help you move that clutter out of your home, giving you a place to finally breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the new space you have around you.
Home exercise is great because it’s free and you can do it anytime you want. It’s also a meaningful way to exercise as your progress is tied alongside the changes in your home throughout the month.
Mental exercises are something that many people miss out on. Thankfully with the integration of technology and millennials’ intuitiveness, mental exercise can be found in every app store.
Mental exercise is a sort of workout meant for your brain. Its primary purpose is to keep your mind sharp and active as you go through your daily routines. This is beneficial, especially when you’re about to go out for work or school.
Mental exercises are also known to prevent mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have found that memory loss, dementia, and
Alzheimer’s are linked to the brain’s cognitive properties. By keeping your brain’s cognitive functions through memorization, reading, painting, and solving puzzles, you are preventing your brain from potential deterioration.
Mind exercises are great for everyone who is reaching the later years of their lives. It’s also great for those who want to get a jump on their day and finish them with flying colors.
These exercises are meant to elevate the lifestyle you have today. They are intended to create a meaningful experience for you. It’s also meant to keep you on your toes and help you live a more active lifestyle the same way millennials do. So get out there and give these exercises a try!