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Tips On Overcoming Anxiety When Exercising In Public

Do you feel uncomfortable exercising in public places? If your answer is “yes”, then know that you are not alone.


Studies have shown that many Americans still feel uncomfortable going to an indoor gym or public area to exercise. Whether it be in the form of feeling intimidated, overwhelmed, or anxious, these feelings are very real for some people. Moreover, they can hinder physical activity and overall health.

Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case! Learning to cope with these feelings and knowing how to work through issues that make you feel alone is possible with practice. Knowing how this affects your mental health and how to overcome the feelings can help you on your fitness journey. And remember: you don’t have to go at it alone!


In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Meredith’s philosophy on setting up her mini podcast series and why she likes to anchor each episode around an inspirational quote.

2). Why this podcast series is meant to be about more than just health and fitness based content and more on motivational topics that can apply to anyone.

3). How the quotes she chooses to highlight are applicable to just about anyone and not just seniors.

4). Why motivation and feeling motivated is such an important part of our lives and how this series can help with your own challenges with motivation.


5). Some of Meredith’s best tips on helping you stay motivated when navigating your own challenges in life.

Originally published March 28, 2023

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