It’s never too late to start exercising. As long as you want, you will fulfill all your wishes!
Making exercise a priority in the new year is totally welcome. But figuring out how to start exercising properly and maintain it for a long time is quite difficult. Here are some tips to make exercising easy.
* Start with basic exercises.
Start with the basics, then work your way up to more difficult exercises. Jumping into an intense workout will frustrate you in the first place. Give yourself plenty of time to warm up with a light walk or stretch. Then, increase the speed as long as you can continue for 5 to 10 minutes without feeling too tired. As your endurance improves, gradually increase your workout time until you can spend 30 to 60 minutes working out each day.
* Set achievable goals.
Setting goals is not so you can practice more, but to help you be more consistent and disciplined in taking care of yourself. So choose a goal you can do and then check the results. Conversely, if you feel tired, grumpy or it makes you unhappy – that’s a signal that you need to adjust your training.
* Arrange training time according to the schedule.
The easiest way to overcome this is to create a practice schedule. Think of going to the gym as an important appointment as any other. This will make exercise time a priority, and create consistency in your exercise routine each week.
* Make practice fun.
Exercise doesn’t have to be hard. Simply put, if it’s something you don’t enjoy doing, you won’t want to go back to it. Make your workouts more enjoyable. Instead of forcing yourself to go to the gym every day of the week, make time to participate in other activities that also help you move your body. Go hiking with your family, go swimming with friends or take a dance class. Finding activities that you love and adding them to your daily workout will make fitness a much more fun activity.
* Take time to rest.
Of course, even the most dedicated person can miss a workout. Don’t worry too much, consider it time for your body to recover. It’s actually working really hard to repair and restore muscle groups on its own. Rest days are key to long-term health. So really listen to your body.
* Combine exercise with other healthy habits.
It’s important to incorporate other healthy habits at the start of your workout. Habits such as eating healthy, reducing stress, getting enough sleep or fostering mental health should be prioritized in addition to your daily life. This will bring optimal results when exercising and help you maintain a healthy body in a comprehensive way.