Unpopular opinion (and long post) comin’ atcha:
While scrolling through Instagram, I came across a post that really bothered me. A video about getting in a workout while on a lounge chair. So, what’s the big deal? .
In short, I believe it’s an unhealthy relationship with exercise.
We’ve have made a name for ourselves demanding quality. We want more vacation days, we want work-life balance, we’re starting our own companies, slapping sexist behavior in the face, pushing for quality ingredients in our foods, and demanding health > weight in our modeling and advertising industries. .
With all these exceptional values in place, why are we on board with accepting lounge chair workouts as okay? It’s a lounge chair, made for—you guessed it, lounging. When you use these chairs, you’re typically laying out by the pool, on the beach, or in your backyard, but the point is you’re relaxing. We need to step away from this notion of using every item, room, everyday object as a workout or means to burning calories because it creates unhealthy barriers.
I understand there are people who have slammed days and may not be able to escape for a workout. These people might include parents, and they’re just trying to squeeze in anything they can. But the problem here lies in the environment the video was filmed (a pool on a lounge chair) and the audience it was geared toward (young women who probably don’t have kids).
Enjoy your damn life, that’s all I’m saying. If you’re at the pool, be at the pool! If you’re at the gym, great— get that workout in! But we need to stop this weird fad of trying to make every single thing we do a workout. .
Yes, we lead very sedentary lives and should move more, we’ve all read the articles. But in a lounge chair, on vacation while you’re trying to relax is just no time to do tricep dips and ab circuits. Put it away people. Let’s do better for ourselves. .
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