One of the reasons why exercise feels so good is that it releases the happy hormones — endorphins. We also feel a lot of stress relief when we move our bodies daily. The cozy cardio trend on TikTok is a great way to make exercising a form of sustainable self-care.
For those of us who might find gyms intimidating or workouts like weightlifting or intense cycling too daunting to fit into our daily routines, cozy cardio provides a great alternative to get started and also stay on track. Part of the reason why many people might stop exercising is because they don’t enjoy workouts or they find them to be too demanding. With the cozy cardio trend, all you need is 40 minutes to an hour of a relaxed low-intensity workout done while watching your favorite show or listening to your go-to podcast. It’s an effort to romanticize your workout so that you do it consistently, as well.
Founder and CEO of the 305 Fitness studio in downtown Manhattan, Sadie Kurzban told the New York Post, “For people who prefer to work out on their own, this is a great option. It doesn’t matter if you’re walking in the gym, at home, or even outside, it’s about doing what makes you the most comfortable and what’s going to hold you accountable every day.” And, since doing some light cardio early in the morning or late in the evening while in a relaxing atmosphere could be an instant mood enhancer, this just might be a TikTok fitness trend most people are likely to try.