How to Get Moving, Stay Fit, and Stay Motivated
As so many of us can agree I suspect, when it comes to staying or getting into good shape, motivation may be hard to come by. Especially as the seasons change so does our motivation to stay in shape. Holiday schedules, cold winter days, and all those electronic gadgets and social media sites that keep us from drudging up the motivation to get in shape or maintain a daily routine of exercise are definite culprits. However, we need to be aware of the effects that inactivity has on the body.
Affects of Inactivity on Our Body
Heart disease, stroke or diabetes is just some of the unhealthy affects of inactivity in the body. The good news is that studies show without discrepancy that these affects can be prevented or reversed; meaning that switching from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one can be extremely beneficial over time. Exercise alone, without change in diet, can greatly reduce the risks for these diseases even in small amounts.That said, it is wise to also review your current daily diet and see how you can make adjustments there to aid in the overall improvement of your health. Doing whatever you can to increase your motivation to exercise is the first step to overcoming the lack of motivation to actually do it. Any of the arrays of methods to motivate you will be of great importance. Listening to music while running, simply finding out the exercises that you truly enjoy, setting particular times when exercise is the main focus of the day, all help you to stay motivated to stay in motion.
Developing an Exercise Habit
Developing a habit or pattern for exercising is the best way to stay motivated; your body will become accustomed to working out heavy at a certain time each and every time. Your mind posses the ability to create positive ideas that leads to positive actions allowing you to live a strong and healthy life. Positive self talk can do wonders for motivation as well as just viewing the results of previous attempts (i.e. thinner waistline, six pack, etc). Self encouragement is the ultimate motivation. You’ll have no one to thank but yourself. If you are looking for a great support group and outstanding health leadership please join the NOW Lifestyle Facebook group at http://bit.ly/NOWLifestyleFacebookGroup Fitness motivation is the essential part of changing your body, so creating a fitness motivation plan maybe the answer for you. For men, setting goals and providing adequate challenges work best. Changing scenery from indoors to outdoors may be the answer. If you just don’t feel like exercising or giving up on an established routine, constantly reminding yourself that the pay off is great will help. Psychological benefits like increased confidence, self-esteem, and relief from anxiety, stress and depression can be all the motivation that’s needed.
Set Realistic Fitness Goals
Remaining realistic about your goals will also aid in the fight to stay motivated to exercise. Setting a goal that is extremely difficult to obtain is depleting and counterproductive. Achieving a challenging appropriate goal boosts pride, satisfaction and will create more motivation. Making the exercise routine fun by adding variety in routines, exercises, or persons that you exercise with is a likely way to stick to any exercise routine. Setting attainable goals, adding things to increase enjoyment of the exercise routine, challenges, and the addition of a buddy to assist are all great ways to stay motivated, stay fit, and most importantly stay moving. You will benefit in the short term, and in the long run as well with physical and mental benefits in almost every way.
Your Health – Wealth – Wellness
If your are looking for health advantages and the secrets to sculpting a new and better you. NOW Lifestyle Facebook group has been design and created to help you achieve your long term goals. Placing health, wealth and wellness at the top for you. If you are not particularly knowledgeable when it comes to fitness issues, the coaches at NOW Lifestyle will help you with your routine. This can take a lot of the mystery out of getting fit. NOW Lifestyle provides free buddy accounts for friends and family members so everyone can stay fit and be encouraged to do so. Get Started TODAY and begin or enhance your focus and opportunity to improve your health, your wealthy, and your wellness. You’ll be VERY glad you did! See you on the inside… Building for Our Future, Mike Conkey, All-in Founding Member of NOW Lifestyle
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