10 Easy Ways To Exercise For A Healthy Lifestyle

Whether you want an all-out, five-day-a-week gym workout or you just want to keep from being a couch potato, physical exercise will help keep your mind as well as your body fit. Exercise increases blood-flow and oxygenates the brain, so get moving.

Yard Work

Mowing the lawn, raking leaves, or just picking up the twigs that have fallen on the yard are all great ways to get exercise. With condo living at Pacific Landing, your strata fees cover all of the dreadful chores in the yard. Instead you will have more time to look after your own plot in our community garden for a more fulfilling form of exercise.

Walk The Dog

Having a dog forces you to get out of the house multiple times a day. You don’t have to do strenuous exercise to see any benefits. Getting Fido and yourself outside for a walk improves both your mood and your health — which both lead to a stronger mind.

Swim

You know that aquatic therapy is a gentle but effective way to condition your joints, but research shows that you can swim your way to good heart health too. Jump in the lake or take a swim at your neighborhood pool for a great form of exercise. The Westhills YMCA and Westshore Parks and Recreation swimming pools are both just a short drive from Pacific Landing.

Bike

A leisurely bike ride through a park or down a dedicated bike trail is not only good for your body, but you will enjoy the scenery too. If you’re worried about too many steep hills or strenuous work, an electric bicycle is a great alternative.

Yoga

Practicing yoga is an excellent way to get your body and mind moving any time of the day. Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” says Dr. Nevins.

Tai Chi

According to Harvard Health, Tai Chi has many beneficial properties. Learn this ancient form of graceful movement and stretching for a super way to start each morning. This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Hike

Put on some sturdy shoes and get moving. Pacific Landing residents have direct access to over 500 acres of walking trails. Visit Royal Roads University to see the Hatley Gardens or roam through the neighboring forest. It makes it much easier to stay active with so many scenic trails to explore.

Dance

Take dancing lessons. Learn to tango at Alive Tango Victoria or do the latest line dance and put your body in motion. You’ll age better and feel better.

Tennis

The mental and physical stimulation of this popular game will have your brain health in top form. Tennis is also a great excuse to get together with some friends and enjoy the sunshine throughout the summer. Join the West Shore Tennis Club or visit one of the outdoor courts at the West Shore Rec for some quality exercise.

Golf

GolfEnjoy a leisurely round of golf for both exercise and social benefits that will help keep your mind fit. Victoria’s West Shore has multiple golfing options for all skill levels. Take your talents to some of the islands nicest courses neighboring Pacific Landing like the Royal Colwood or Olympic View.

Discover Your Lifestyle

Pacific Landing is purpose built with planned amenities and services to allow you to live an active, healthy and engaged lifestyle. Getting outside on a regular basis is much easier when your home is surrounded by old growth forest, in the middle of a Migratory Bird Sanctuary and located right on the Esquimalt Lagoon. Register with us today to book a tour at our Sales Centre and tour this beautiful property.

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