Archive for February, 2015
Published on February 9th, 2015.
Physical activity is the key ingredient to living a long, healthy life. Being active for thirty minutes a day can boost our mood, increase energy levels, and prevent many serious illnesses. If you are like most people, you lack the motivation to start a new exercise routine. Here are some tips to help get you up off the couch and on your way to living the healthy lifestyle you want.
Find Your Motivation
The first step in finding the motivation to put on your sneakers is deciding why you are working out. Your reason could be anything from trying to prevent illness to wanting to look your best at your upcoming class reunion. Keep your inspiration in mind every time you work out.
Workout With A Friend
Studies have proven that working out with someone else will increase the likelihood you stick with your new exercise routine. They will keep you accountable, and give you someone to chat with while you go for a jog.
Pick A Time
Whether you workout in the morning, after dinner, or on your lunch break, being consistent will keep you on the right track to meeting your fitness goals!
Update Your Workout Attire
A new pair of sneakers will not only make your feet comfortable, but also may give you some extra motivation to get to the gym. While you’re at it, pick up a new pair of shorts and a tank too!
Track Your Progress
From wristbands and smart phone apps to shoe sensors and heart rate monitors embedded into your watch, there is something for everyone! These will help you visualize your daily progress and even help push you further!
Eating a diet high in protein and drinking at least 64 ounces of water will keep your body running smoothly so you can build lean muscle.
Don’t set your goals too high that you can’t reach them. Remember every short term goal achieved is a tiny victory to reach the long term goal!
Changing your body and lifestyle takes time. Don’t expect to see immediate results!
Finding a workout routine increases the likelihood you will continue. Who wants to exercise when it fells like a chore?
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask
Don’t hesitate to talk to a trainer at the gym. Their job is to help you reach your goals and build a workout routine for your needs.