The good news is that once you become consistent in some type of daily fitness, you’ll see your resolve strengthen right along with your muscles. Isn’t worth your time to pursue something so beneficial for you physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally? If you agree, these tips can help you effectively incorporate fitness into your daily life:
Don’t leave it to chance
Like many worthwhile endeavors, exercise should be scheduled. Treat it like a valuable appointment that you calendar each week, even if it’s 20 minutes of crunches and squats at home. Writing it down helps you track your progress as well.
Mix it up
Variety isn’t only the spice of life; it keep fitness fun and engaging. And you’ll get better results by combining a range of activities, such as weightlifting, stretching and multiple forms of cardio such as biking, jogging, hiking or swimming. Yoga and pilates naturally blend stretching with resistance work. That’s good bang for your buck, no?
Reinforce your commitment
You can help lock in a healthier lifestyle by embracing it on many levels. Invest in flattering fitness wear and appropriate gear, join a health club, and seek out like-minded friends to walk, hike or do yoga with. The more your daily life reflects your choice to be trim and fit, the greater the odds you’ll remain consistent over time.
Weave it in
During busy times, when you can’t make it to the gym or a favorite class, you can still incorporate fitness. Even a couple of 10-minute daily intervals make a measurable difference. Simply taking the stairs, parking at the far end of the lot, walking as you talk on the phone, or doing a few sit-ups while you watch the news add up in your favor.
Keep it fun
Yes, fitness can be fun. The trick is determining what will best engage you. If you enjoy peace and solitude, then walking, running or exercise DVDs at home might work well. Love nature? Explore new trails for jogging, hiking or mountain biking. If you prefer company, fitness outings with friends or group classes might appeal to you.
These simple tips can help you make your fitness vision a reality. And your body and spirit will positively reflect your efforts over time. Paired with even a moderately healthy diet, consistent exercise offers a solid path to vibrant energy, a positive outlook, healthy longevity and disease prevention across the board. Come on – let’s make it happen!