Let’s begin this discussion by acknowledging that maintaining fitness is not easy and it’s often not much fun either. But, you have to realize that to be healthy, this is something we all must do. Luckily, staying in shape does not require extreme challenges. All you need is a bit of time and dedicated effort. You may even find the process enjoyable.
When it comes to improving health and fitness, walking is definitely one of the best exercises. For increased effort, walk by pushing off your heel and going to your toe. You can also work your arms when walking by keeping your elbows bent and swinging them after each step.
Buy new fitness clothes to help boost your self-confidence when you’re still a ways from your fitness goals. Even a smaller item like a tank top, or sweat band can make you want to get out there and show it off.
Don’t lift weights for longer than one hour. In addition to that, your muscles begin to weaken after one hour of continuous weight lifting. Keep your weight lifting regime under an hour.
Be creative when planing your fitness regimen. Not all exercise needs to be performed in a gym and there are a wide variety of other activities you could chose from. You need to like what you are doing in order to stick with your regimen.
To keep motivation high, sign up for a variety of fitness classes instead of just one type. This can give you a fresh perspective on exercise and even make it fun. You may want to join a yoga or dance class. Think about signing up for boot camps or give kickboxing a go. If you don’t like a certain activity, you don’t have to try it again, but will burn some calories just trying.
With the right attitude, getting in shape doesn’t have to be a miserable pursuit. The only person you have to let down is yourself. Help it out there, but first you have to make the decision to get started.