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It turns out our parents were right. Eating healthy, moving around, and prioritizing rest are truly the pillars of our physical and emotional well-being. Everything is interconnected and you can’t do well in one without the other.
That said, it can sometimes get boring to repeat the same routine at the gym day after day. And, with over 55% of Australian adults not getting the recommended amount of physical activity in their lifetime, we thought we’d look to the stars to help you find your next favorite exercise.
Aries – March 21st April 19th
The first sign of the zodiac begins with a bang. Aries is a fire sign ruled by Mars, the planet that represents the warrior. If you have an Aries in your life, you will know it. They are proud, intense and competitive. As such, weightlifting is a great sport in which to channel one’s passion and power.
Taurus – April 20th May, 20th
Represented by the bull, Tauruses are known to be a bit stubborn. While they can be stubborn creatures of habit, their earth sign nature makes them grounded. Tauruses are also drawn to the more luxurious side of life. Ballet, barre, and Pilates are all low-impact, basic, luxury sports that every Taurean should try.
Twins – May 21st June 20th
Known as the twins, Geminis tend to be known as two-faced. In reality, the two sides of Gemini simply mean adaptation and being analytical. They are also incredibly strong communicators as they are ruled by mercury, the sign of (you guessed it) communication.
Being a strong communicator, Gemini would thrive in a high volume team sport like netball where you are constantly calling your location and communicating with team members. For those more introverted Geminis, HIIT training will give you all the mental stimulation you could possibly need.
Cancer – June 21st July 22nd
Tumors are the sign of the crab. And for good reason. Cancerians are often tough on the outside and soft on the inside too. Yes, the water sign often puts up walls and boundaries, but once you break them, you see the floodgates open. Bless them.
Since I’m a water sign who loves working through their emotions, swimming alone is great exercise. There, they can think about any complicated emotion while continuing their physical training.
Leo – July 23rd August 22nd
It’s easy to spot a Leo. The zodiac lion is passionate, loyal and doesn’t mind all eyes on them. Eager to stand out and make an impact, the leader’s zodiac sign would be spotted in a boxing class (they might even teach it).
Whatever it is, Leos should try a class that gets their royal blood pumping, filled with bright lights and thumping music. It will bring out their ambitious side in no time.
Virgo – August 23rd September 22nd
Virgos are Type A of the zodiac chart. They are super organised, logical and care about systems and structures. While a Pisces’ head may be in the clouds, Virgos are safe on earth; which makes sense since I’m an earth sign. Because they care about structure and form, pilates is the perfect exercise to add to their routine. Think: attention to detail, practice, form, ground your body. It’s a Virgo dream, tbh.
Libra – September 23rd October 22nd
Stairs! Libras exude tranquility and create balance in the lives of themselves and the people around them. While they don’t always get the balance right, their lives are spent pursuing it. Naturally, this makes yoga and tai chi the perfect balancing act for Libras.
Scorpio – October 23rd November 21st
Spicy scorpion. Often a misunderstood astrological sign, Scorpios can be mysterious and mischievous but, similar to Cancers, deep down they are very emotional and care deeply.
What most of us see though is the spicy, sultry exterior. To embrace this dynamism, a spin class is a great choice for a Scorpio resident. Sensual, hot and sweaty in a dark room with strangers? Sign a Scorpio.
Sagittarius – November 22nd December 21st
Sagittarians are known for being super ambitious and focused on the future. They are assertive yet friendly and have a strong compassionate side.
Sagittarians would thrive in a team sport like soccer. Or, if contact games aren’t their thing, a group dance class where they can shine next to their friends will do.
Capricorn – December 22nd January 19th
Capricorns are one of the most disciplined earth signs of the zodiac. The goat astrological sign is practical, stable, and craves foundation and respect rather than admiration. Being disciplined, a sport like running is perfect to incorporate into the Capricorn routine.
Think about it. You are competing with yourself, there are no teammates to let you down and it requires a lot of discipline. Run up those hills and you will definitely assume your final goat form.
Aquarius – January 20 February 18
While Aquarians are the Water Bearer Sign (and literally have water in their name), they are actually an Air Sign. These signs thrive in large groups and are highly emotionally intelligent.
Aquarians are usually at the forefront of technological advances, so you may find them with the latest smart watch or machine to get their endorphin hit. This combination makes a sport like scuba diving the perfect fit. For Aquarians who are more of a team player, water polo can be a fun match for this Aquatic sign.
Fish – February 19th March 20th
As mentioned above, Pisces constantly have their heads in the clouds. They live in dreamland, which isn’t a bad thing. It makes them super artistic and able to go with the flow. For this reason, Pisces would do well to incorporate a sport like ice skating or surfing into their routines.
That way, they can step into the elements, get away from the world, and daydream while in the water (frozen or not).
Look, this is all fun and games, but most important to our health and well-being is moving our bodies in a way that feels GOOD.
Sure, you can match it to your zodiac sign, or you can take note of what your body needs and what makes you feel happy next. By incorporating some daily movement, healthy eating habits, and a good sleep routine into your life, well, other daily adult stuff might not seem so difficult.
For more information on how to do this, Dear Minds Building Blocks offers more information here.
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