Work Out, Don’t Stress Out
Autumn’s here, and the weather’s getting colder. Soon, it’ll be time to take that jog in the park inside, to a jog on an exercise machine. Aside from losing all that fresh air, a gym is also inundated with the chaos of sound that you get in any enclosed space. So, what can you do?
Well, play some good workout tunes! If your hearing aids are Bluetooth compatible, hook them up to your phone. If not, some noise-cancelling headphones might work. Focusing on music can get you motivated to work out for longer and helps to drown out distractions.
If you’re working out in a class, then let the instructor know of your hearing impairment and perhaps request a spot up front, so you can see what’s happening. You could also find an exercise buddy to help you follow along if you miss any of the instructions.
And, of course, when you’re done, make sure you put your hearing aids into a dehumidifier to get rid of any excess moisture that may damage them. It will extend their life and keep their sound crisp and clear, so the rest of the world sounds better than the gym.