Each New Year comes with the desire to start exercising.
Perhaps you have made a promise of adding more exercise to your day.
If your fitness attempts don’t go as well as you had expected, take a look at these tips. They could be helpful in getting you back on track.
Tip #1 – Do Something You Enjoy
Exercise doesn’t have to mean spending hours on a stationary bike in the gym peddling hard. It doesn’t mean you’re going to have to spend money on things you’ll probably never use, either. Anything you do to move your body will be better than just doing nothing. Walking is an easy exercise you can do in any environment, just about anywhere. Biking, dancing, gardening, weight lifting, swimming, playing a favorite sport, cleaning the house and even playing with your kids in the yard are just a few of the ways you can add exercise to your daily routine.
Tip #2 – Schedule Time for Exercise
If you might have a meeting or doctor’s appointment, sometimes adding it on your regular calendar is the only way to make time for the exercise. We’ve all had busy lives and sometimes we’re so busy looking after others that we never seem to have time for ourselves. When exercise is included on the everyday To – Do list, you are more likely to do so. Most may have only a limited amount of time available for exercise during the day and some may have to adjust the time every day. Some people need a nudge and a good remedy for them is to exercise with a partner. Choose the way that fits best for you. Only remember to go, and actually do it!
Tip #3 – Remember that Exercise Can Energize
Also if you should feel too lazy to exercise, still give it a try. You can be shocked to find out how energized you feel when you’re doing it, and then when you’re done.
Exercise is also a perfect stress reliever and if you know anything about stress, you know it is one of the greatest energy savers in the body.
Tip #4 – Don’t Be Afraid to Mix it up
Exercising can become boring like something that is done over and over again. You’re less likely to keep doing it when you get bored with exercise. Adjust it, to stop getting bored with your workout routine. Consider running, if you’re sick of walking. When you are in weight lifting, try to balance that with all week long aerobic workouts. Go bowling or play a tennis game once in a while and if you find yourself enjoying these kinds of sports, join a team.
Tip #5 – Always Begin by Warming up
Regardless of the type of exercise, you select, beginning each session by warming up your muscles is very necessary. Stretching helps prevent muscle tissue injury and allows blood to circulate.
It’s also getting the heart pumping. Only five minutes to get your workout session off to a strong start is all it takes.