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The best way to train according to your MOOD

An Australian fitness coach has revealed the best ways to exercise and avoid injury based on your mood.

Sam Merza, national manager of Genesis Health + Fitness, told Daily Mail Australia there is a “workout for every mood,” and the key is to listen to your body to know what makes you feel good.

However, exercise has amazing benefits for our physical and mental health — we all know that — so the best thing to do is tune in to how you’re feeling and work with it. Not every day will be sunshine and rainbows and that’s okay,” he said.

“If you’re feeling grumpy, if you want to retreat to your cocoon, if you’re angry at the world — there’s an exercise that can help you channel that energy and hopefully leave you feeling in a better place than when you started.”

Australian fitness coach Sam Merza said there is a 'workout for every mood' and the key is to listen to your body to know what makes you feel good (stock image)

Australian fitness coach Sam Merza said there is a ‘workout for every mood’ and the key is to listen to your body to know what makes you feel good (stock image)

TIRED

After a long day at work, you are likely to feel sleepy or tired, and going for a run or intense exercise can put extra strain on the body.

Instead, Sam recommends doing Pilates, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, or a brisk walk.

“Intense exercise can put the body into ‘flight’ mode, mimicking symptoms of panic (shortness of breath) and prompting the mind to pick up the pace with anxious or raging thoughts,” he said.

This would also expose the body to the risk of injury.

“If you’re feeling fatigued, a slow and steady workout may be just what you’re looking for. Find something that gives your body a chance to relax and recover,” Sam said.

IRRITATED OR ANGRY

Sam said that when we feel angry, the body produces higher levels of adrenaline, which makes you more alert.

He said the “best medicine” is to exercise in ways that “don’t require too much attention to form,” such as shadow boxing, running or burpees, jumping jacks or pushups.

Boxing is a great form of aerobic exercise to get your heart rate up and burn calories.

“We’re not as clear-thinking and focused when we’re angry, so the risk of injury with those kinds of exercises is higher,” he said.

Boxing is a form of aerobic exercise to increase your heart rate and is a great way to exercise when you are angry (stock image)

Boxing is a form of aerobic exercise to increase your heart rate and is a great way to exercise when you are angry (stock image)

Boxing is a form of aerobic exercise to increase your heart rate and is a great way to exercise when you are angry (stock image)

MERRY

When you feel happy and cheerful, Sam said you can train however you want or join classes you enjoy.

“If you’re already feeling good before your workout, do something you love and make the most of it!” he said.

“Learning some new dance moves, playing soccer with a friend, taking a walk in your favorite park or trying something new might just be the way to go!”

UPSET

On days when you feel down and getting out of bed is an achievement, exercise is one of the best tools you have.

“When you’re upset, aerobic and cardio exercise has been shown to be most effective — and while you may not feel like it at first, getting some social interaction into the mix can be a great pick-me-up,” said Sam. .

Most importantly, he had to make sure the goal is “small and achievable,” such as walking or running with a friend, gym class, boot camp, or dancing.

“Introducing some of your favorite music is a great tool to put a smile back on your face and spice up your step,” he said.

If you're feeling frustrated, you may not want to exercise, but Sam suggested using this as motivation to get your body moving.  He recommends hitting the gym floor with strength training, focusing on your movements and muscles (stock image)

If you're feeling frustrated, you may not want to exercise, but Sam suggested using this as motivation to get your body moving.  He recommends hitting the gym floor with strength training, focusing on your movements and muscles (stock image)

If you’re feeling frustrated, you may not want to exercise, but Sam suggested using this as motivation to get your body moving. He recommends hitting the gym floor with strength training, focusing on your movements and muscles (stock image)

FRUSTRATED

If you’re feeling frustrated, you may not want to exercise, but Sam suggested using this as motivation to get your body moving.

He recommends hitting the gym floor with strength training, focusing on your movements and muscles.

“Take the time to do something that really requires you to focus on your body, your muscle groups and your form,” he said.

“This can be a very grounding way to exercise and reset your body. Nothing relieves frustration like being the best version of yourself you can be.’

Take a moment after your workout as the endorphins rush through your body to think about what made you frustrated.

With a clear mind and a healthy body it will hopefully be easier to overcome.

Alternative workouts to do when you’re feeling frustrated included reformer pilates and swimming.

HOW TO TRAIN BASED ON YOUR MOOD

HAPPY – Everything you love!

UPSET – Walk or run with a friend, gym class, boot camp, dance

ANGRY – Shadow boxing, running, burpees/jumping jacks/push-ups

FRUSTRATED – Weightlifting, reformer pilates, swimming

TIRED – Pilates, Yoga, Breathing Exercises, Meditation, Walking

RELAX – Pilates, stretch, aerobics

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