Health and wellness are fundamental components that help make up a healthy, happy life. That’s why we can look across the globe and find unique ways to stay physically fit at every stop along the way. Let’s observe some of the different ways individuals around the world are embracing fitness!
While originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, Tai chi has since evolved into a graceful, nuanced type of exercise that is great for stress reduction.
Back in 1988, parkour was developed in France as a sport that uses urban terrain as a stage to perform expressive, skillful moves. Since then, parkour and free running have become popular across the globe!
People have always found genuinely fun ways to exercise regardless of their terrain. In countries that receive heavy snowfall like Canada, activities like skiing, snowboarding and even shoveling snow keep citizens healthy and fit.
Highlighting an Exercise Issue at Home
We’ve provided three unique ways that people exercise across the globe, but the list could easily go on much longer. Because exercise is so critical to the human experience, we’ve come up with lots of ways to make it part of our lives.
This actually highlights an issue that has been present here in our home country. Despite the importance of exercise, nutrition and wellness, these factors are often ignored altogether in prisons throughout the United States. Instead, every portion of an inmate’s life is heavily controlled, and their basic needs are often ignored.
The stress relief benefits, and physical benefits of exercising are well documented, so we can only hope to see more fitness programs and opportunities made available to the incarcerated.
Get Stronger and Get Moving with MissionFit!
MissionFit is dedicated to strengthening Baltimore youth through classes and an open gym. It’s our goal to encourage positive traits, like respect and teamwork, and provide children with a place to gain self-confidence and enjoy some exercise. To learn more about our classes or donate to support our mission, visit our website. Want to Support? We’re making health a possibility and a priority for Baltimore’s youth. If you want to support us, here are two easy ways to do so:
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