The Dubai Fitness Challenge
Have you joined in on this month’s craze that has taken over Dubai?
Dubai Fitness Challenge is drawing to its end, but don’t panic, there is still time to get #Active! As the challenge is now over, there are many ways you can continue your own healthy and energetic journey and join the movement taking over the city up until #Dubai30x30 hashtag is trending again next year.
When you work out and stay active on a regular basis, it’s not just a coincidence that you feel less stressed out, less anxious and generally happier.
Fitness is an essential part of our lives, yet most people in today’s world barely get any exercise done at all due to the time limitations and a variety of reasons.
The Dubai fitness challenge started last year in 2017 with the goal of making Dubai the most active city in the world. 30×30 Challenge is aimed at getting the city moving, so you are being challenged to do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day for 30 consecutive days. Sounds doable right?
It is a great initiative for the government, universities, schools and businesses as our busy working days leave us with many excuses NOT to exercise, when in fact we need it even more. After a day sitting in the office trying to hit those KPI’s or sitting through lectures all day and then spending an evening with your head in the books eating junk, working out is compulsory if we want to stay young and healthy.
Being physically active means, you have more vitality, you’re in better shape, you can handle stress better and you have more self-esteem.
Since joining Active DMC, I have certainly become more aware of the importance of having a healthy and active lifestyle. I slowly made changes to eat healthier and start exercising, as I saw dedicated my colleagues are to fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle. Luckily my colleague Lauren is a cycling instructor at a very well-known cycling studio in Dubai called Motion Cycling. Her influence encouraged me to try it out and well, let’s say, I have found a new hobby.
Exercising before work has a positive effect on productivity, employee mood, and even absenteeism rates.
Research has shown that exercise gives us energy. Starting your day with just 30 minutes of cardio or strength training will wake you up better than a cup of coffee will.
As stress in the workplace is a chronic problem, employers need to embrace this exercising philosophy and encourage their employees to get active. Employees who exercise regularly experience an improved ability to concentrate, make complex decisions and improve overall performance.
Obstacles that you face later will seem smaller when you’ve already crushed a morning exercise session before sunrise. Morning workouts will completely change the way that you view yourself and the challenges that you face daily.
Physical activity before work will help you show up at work at your best- physically, mentally, and psychologically. So, give it a try set your alarm 30 minutes earlier than usual, work out and reap the benefits of daily exercise.