Partnership Programs, Digital Marketing Team , Citi Handlowy
The crowded cardio zones at the gym, runners along the running routes and numerous bike tire tracks – these are an everyday image now. What has caused masses of Poles to start to get in shape? How should one exercise and do it wisely?
In Poland, there are currently around 2,500 different fitness clubs and gyms. They are visited by 2.8 million people a year, who pay nearly PLN 3.7 billion. It is safe to say that the broadly defined workout and a healthy approach to everyday life has already become Poles’ lifestyle. Why? We have simply become more informed. We know that exercise is a key to a better life. This truth is especially recognized by better-educated and wealthier people. They constitute clearly the largest group among those working out.
The answer is simple – for one’s own sake. Working out has endless advantages. We have decided to divide them into 3 categories:
1) benefits for the body – losing weight, having an attractive, sculpted body, improving stamina, strength and fitness, looking younger
2) benefits for the mind – better well-being, reduced stress, higher concentration level, more optimistic attitude
3) health benefits – positive influence on the heart, joints, muscles, metabolism, the immune system, improved blood oxygen levels and sleep quality.
Nobody could sell you a perfect solution that will be 100% effective in getting you off the couch and running to the gym. However, there are a few ways worth testing.
Swimming pool and a bike could be a good idea. These activities don’t burden the body, and especially joints, as much.
It is worth noting that an intense workout is not recommended to everyone. It is worth going to the doctor first. Where? To start with, it is recommended to visit a GP and confess everything, so that they can refer you for additional tests. It pays off... especially if you have private medical care, which makes everything quicker and is more convenient. We also recommend using the Citi Specials program and pay for medical tests, e.g. at Lux-Med, with a 5% discount.
A bike, on the other hand, is also a good means of transport in a city – in order to start, you only need Veturilo with the Citi Handlowy Bikes app. It will help you plan your route and training, display calories burnt, and inform you of the ending time of free rental. However, whichever type of exercises you choose, remember to warm up first and stretch after the workout, and to do the exercises the right way – make sure to do that from the very start before you develop bad habits. May the force be with you!