Exercise = Language
Over the years doing this podcast, the topic of exercise seems to have come up a lot when making comparisons to language learning, so I thought it was about time I made an episode where I talk all about it.
In this episode, I talk about exercise and some of the benefits, teach you some useful expressions, and make some links on how exercise and language learning are similar and benefit you in the same ways.
Similarities Between Exercise and Language Learning
1. Consistency is Key
Just as regular exercise yields better results than sporadic workouts, consistent language practice is essential for improving proficiency. Both require dedication over time.
Both language learning and exercise benefit from gradually increasing difficulty. You need to challenge yourself by learning new words, grammar, or exercise routines to see growth.
3. Set Goals
Setting specific language learning goals, such as fluency in a certain timeframe, is similar to setting fitness goals like running a marathon or achieving a particular weight or strength level.
4. Long-Term Commitment
Language learning and physical fitness are often lifelong pursuits. They require ongoing dedication rather than quick fixes.
5. Personal Growth
Both activities can lead to personal growth and self-discovery. Language learners may find new cultural perspectives, and exercisers often experience increased self-confidence and improved body image.
Can you think of more similarities?