THE NORDIC FITNESS CULTURE

Technology has brought about industrial development that has made work easier and faster as machines are substituting physical work, increasing productivity. Less work creates a lazy generation that doesn’t wash, which cooks less, and relaxes much because machines do a lot of these chores for them. In such a world, physical exercise would help reduce diseases such as obesity and heart attacks. A series of exercises helps creates a fitness culture.

A fitness culture is a way of doing physical exercises in places such as health clubs and gyms, and hence being fit is a state of keeping good health. Studies have shown that people who exercise daily have strong mental health, associate greatly with other people, and are very productive in their professions.

Denmark is one of the countries that its government has promoted the benefits of exercise, and the Danish has embraced keeping fit and made it a way of life. Statistics show that the people of Denmark who do the minimum amount of exercise, which is two-and-half hours per week, is around 55%-65%. This is a good percentage showing that apart from the Nordic diet that keeps Danish people healthy, they participate in exercises to keep fit and maintain shape. They’re also a lot of shops offering fitness equipment including apuls. You can use national review sites such as Danskeanmeldelser.dk to compare different fitness equipment stores.

In Danish fitness culture, they include a lot of exercises such as;

Hatha Yoga.

Yoga has become a fitness trend in several European countries within the past few years. There are many yoga studios everywhere in town, and each gymnasium offers differing types of yoga categories. They are two types of yoga which are hatha yoga and hot yoga.

Swimming.

Swimming is unquestionably one of Denmark’s favourite fitness activities. It comes to no surprise that the assorted swimming pools everywhere in town are packed, particularly throughout the evenings and weekends.

The actual fact that there’s a natatorium in each neighbourhood which swimming enthusiasts will drop by whenever they want to take a dive, while not a monthly subscription, is also one in each of the explanations locals love swimming thus usually.

Acrobatic

Acrobatics is a way of showing balance and agility and a combination of different body skills. Acrobatics is performed in theatres and circuses. It is a famous exercise among women in Denmark. There is also acroyoga that combines both acrobatics and yoga.

Zumba.

Zumba is a fitness program that involves dancing moves and other added exercises. It’s a very popular fitness program in Denmark that involves interval training to improve cardiovascular fitness. There are many benefits associated with participating in this exercise, such as maintaining a healthy weight and strengthening your heart.

Jogging

Most of the people in the world run as part of their daily exercise. It’s a very simple exercise that doesn’t need professional skills. Denmark has a lot of parks and good roads where its people go to jog.

Pole dancing.

Pole dancing is literally swinging and dancing around a fixed pole.  This dance was primarily done in clubs by strippers, but currently, people have stopped perceiving it as erotic dance in clubs but an exercise dance to keep ladies fit. In Denmark, gyms and dance studios have included poles to serve those who choose pole dancing as their fitness exercise.

Cross fit

Cross fit is a high-intensity workout that improves the strength of the body. It involves squatting, pulling, pushing and also lifting objects. It emphasizes on elements of load, distance and speed, which gives the participant strength and power. The equipment used in this exercise are rowers and bikes, speed ropes, rings and kettlebells.

Canoeing

Apart from swimming, people of Denmark love canoeing, and it has become such a common hobby in the area even some people use it as an exercise to keep fit. There are many water bodies in Denmark, which makes it easy for Danish people to practice canoeing. It involves paddling a canoe.

Spinning

Spinning is indoor cycling that involves using a bicycle with a weighted flywheel. It is an intense exercise that helps burn a lot of calories.

Boxing

Boxing is an exercise and also a sport in Denmark. Most people take boxing lessons in gyms because it’s less intense than in boxing centres. Boxing is a fighting technic that involves a lot of exercises to improve speed and endurance.

In conclusion, fitness has a lot of benefits in our day to day lifestyle. This article has covered the different exercises included in the Danish fitness culture.