With every year that passes, we learn more about why it’s important to stay fit in the years ahead. If we’re to stay in good shape as we age and stave off common medical conditions, the best way to do this is to keep moving. In turn, the best way to keep moving is to start on National Fitness Day which just so happens to be taking place on September 27th (Wednesday)!

Organised by UK Active, the idea is to enjoy a day full of activity and keep the blood pumping around your body. On the day itself, get your friends, family, and everyone else you know on their feet and enjoying some form of activity whether it’s a gym class, a game of cricket, or partaking in one of the events organised by the superb UK Active team; this could include yoga, dance-offs, mass walks, high-street HIIT classes, treadmill challenges, and more. If you’re the owner of a gym or fitness facility, I urge you to get involved and keep your community moving towards a healthier and more prosperous future.

Benefits – With exercise, there are numerous benefits and it starts with a healthier heart, improved wellbeing, and an overall increase in the quality of life. As you keep the body moving, you also fight off the risk of many common health conditions including arthritis as you get older. Rather than giving in and letting your body take over, get moving and take the opportunity National Fitness Day is providing us all. Thanks to research, we now know that you’re more likely to stick with an exercise routine if you start exercising with company!

Osteopathy – As you can imagine, this day brings a whole heap of attention on remaining health through exercising but we should also mention there are other ways of keeping your body in peak condition. Sadly, with the pressures of life and the stresses that come with working a job and trying to balance some form of social life, we sometimes forgo the attention to our health we deserve. On National Fitness Day, we recommend allowing yourself to think about your shoulders, neck, knees, back, and your whole body.

In case you were unaware, osteopathy is a form of medical treatment that focuses on the health of your joints, bones, tissue, ligaments, and everything else that helps the body to function as normal. By manipulating the area and providing a stretch and massage treatment, the ultimate aim is to allow the blood to flow to the tissue as expected, remove all muscle tension, encourage healing within the muscles, and improve joint mobility. Without the need for surgery or drugs, osteopathy is the perfect way to immerse yourself into the festivities of National Fitness Day.

After a session with a professional and qualified osteopath like myself, you’ll leave the feeling rejuvenated just in time for a group exercise session at the local gym, health club, or perhaps even in the park.

All things considered, the goal of National Fitness Day is to get everyone moving as much as possible. However, it’s also to show you that you don’t need to work out alone. If you get friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours involved, exercising and staying fit can be a great way to have fun and maintain relationships. When you exercise with others, it suddenly becomes something you all look forward to regularly!