Make a space in your agenda.
Exercising is one of the most important aspects of staying (or getting) fit and healthy. According to experts, you should be active for at least 30 minutes a day. Schedule your exercises the same way you schedule other appointments and commitments. You will be more likely to do them if they are on your schedule.
If you are trying to tone your body or lose weight, you should exercise more than 30 minutes a day. If you are enrolled in a gym, ask for a consultation with a personal trainer to help you plan a regimen according to your specific goals.
Exercise in intervals. If you find it difficult to separate 30 or 60 minutes of your day to exercise, try breaking them into smaller periods. For example, walk to work, go for a walk at lunch, and walk home.
Make It A Habit.
You can get the most out of your exercises if you do them regularly. A good way to become a habit is to choose a form of exercise that you enjoy. For example, if you like swimming, try your best to go swimming twice a week.
Exercising in the gym has its advantages, for example, air conditioning and televisions. But scientists indicate that exercising outside, at least part of the time, can bring greater benefits. The varied terrain of the roads, sidewalks, or trails challenges the body in ways that the monotony of a treadmill or elliptical machine cannot.
Exercising outside also has positive mental health benefits. In various studies, people who walked both outdoors and indoors reported enjoying the activity much more when they did it outdoors.
Use your local parks. Many parks have excellent areas for running or walking. If you like to play sports, you can also use the tennis or basketball courts.
Make it easy for yourself to follow your routine. Prepare your sportswear and sports bag the night before. So you’ll be ready to go out in the morning.
Use technology. Try a device to help you track your movements, like Fitbit. There are free cell phone applications that you can program to remind you to get up and move once every hour.
Do not give up. In general, it takes 20-30 days to establish a habit. Keep exercising, and eventually, physical activity will become a natural part of your everyday life.
Vary Your Routine.
It is good when you find an exercise that you enjoy. There is no reason to give up what you love, like swimming or yoga. However, you will get more benefits if you vary your exercise routine. The body will respond positively to new challenges and you will see better results when alternating exercises.
The body gets used to a routine and over time expends less energy when you exercise, which means that you will burn fewer calories and you may notice a stagnation in your fitness goals.
Try combining cardiovascular exercises with strength training. For example, run for 2 minutes and then do some core exercises, like sit-ups or planks. You can change the order of the exercises and add new ones to your routine.
If you prefer to exercise indoors, use cardiovascular equipment such as the treadmill. You can go to the gym or buy one of these machines. You could even search for used sports equipment.
Change your routine every 2 to 4 weeks to start seeing faster results.
Choose A Diet That Suits You.
Having considered the above, it is time to choose a diet that suits you.
It is very common and nothing new that many people try to follow a diet promoted by a recognized figure.