by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer
At times getting and staying fit can be a real bargain. Even getting up off the couch can be a hardship for us. But, there is a secret to manage this situation and keep ourselves in a stable way of life in exercising. Curious to know what it is? It is simple!
With a little bit of motivated planning, you can well be on your way to a nice consistent daily urge for exercising and keeping yourself fit.
The Catch: Being Persistent
Even when the going gets rough, do your best to stay persistent at the exercise goals you have in mind and do not allow yourself to break. For in the long run, the full benefits of your efforts will become noticeable.
Plan An Effective Routine
Planning a workout routine that is effective, fun , and quick is the best way to keep motivated.
I suggest these three types of exercise:
1.) Strength training
Even if it is for 20 minutes a day and twice a week, it will help tone your entire body.
2.) Interval training
At its most basic form, interval training might involve walking for two minutes, running for two, and alternating this pattern throughout the duration of a workout. This is an extremely time-efficient and productive way to workout.
3.) Increased cardio/aerobic exercise
I suggests accumulating 45 minutes or more a day of low- to moderate-intensity physical activities, such as walking, running, or swimming.
Set Goals That Are More Realistic For You
You should not strive for perfection or an improbable goal that can’t be met. Focus your attention instead on increasing healthy behaviors.
For example, do not worry if you ca not run a 5K just yet, and instead, make it a habit to walk 15 minutes a day, and from there, add time, distance, and intensity.
Get A Partner
Look for a friend or relative whom you like and can trust. One that also wants to set a healthier lifestyle. This will serve to encourage one another, while exercising together.
A Fit Plan For Your Life
Are you always too busy to make it to the gym? Here is a thing or two on how to stay fit while busy: Make your workout plan fit your life. You do not need fancy exercise gear and a gyms to get fit. If you have enough floor space in your home, try simple floor exercises to target areas such as the hips and buttocks, legs and thighs, and chest and arms. Such as, push-ups, squats, and lunges. Shoot for 10 to 12 reps of each exercise, adding more reps and intensity as you build strength.
Keeping Full Of Joy
Picking activities that you can actually enjoy are the ones which you should chase after. So, If you hate weights, don’t go to the gym. With any type of training or activity, you can lose weight and get in shape. Choose something that is convenient! Like activities you don’t often get the chance to do.
Keep Track Of The Time
What I refer to by this is, your body clock. Working out at the time that your body has more energy is the best time. Try to work out at the time you have the most energy. If that is when you first get out of bed, then that’s when I recommend you exercise. Working out while you have the most energy will yield the best results.
Get Professional Advice
If you are just getting started with exercising, I suggest you look for a fitness instructor, plus consult with your doctor to receive advice on what is best for you. For some people, attention to flexibility or to balance and agility, may be more important than resistance training or aerobics. By getting a professional’s advice, you can determine your weakest links and focus on them.
Fitness can be a state of mind, and some times tricks can be used to get and stay motivated. Search for what inspires you and focus your mind on it.
Even if you carry out all these suggestions, remember that there will always be ups and downs, setbacks and victories. So just try to do your best and be patient. Don’t give up! Stick to the plan and you are bound to see results!