10 Fitness TIPS which can help you stick with your fitness program
Whenever you are thinking to give up your fitness program, use these tips to make you change your mind:
1. Learn to enjoy the physical exercise. The more into your workout you are, the more likely you’ll stick with it.
2. Make the physical exercise a part of your daily routine. It may take a few months, but exercise can and should be a part of your daily schedule.
3. Alternate the exercises’ types. Try different kind of programs -like yoga or Tae Kwon Do — until you’ll find those that are more fun than work. The advantage of a wide variety of exercises is they that they will keep the boredom away and they will give you the chance to practice all of your muscles. You do not have to reinvent your entire routine every week; you just have to shift it around a little.
4. Take it slowly. Do not begin with the most difficult exercises. Take it easy. Begin with simple exercises and when you feel that you are strong enough to try more difficult ones, try them!
5. Don’t push yourself too hard. There are a few reasons why half of people who start a new exercise program ditch it within the first year, and one is that they can’t keep up with the boot camp pace they’ve forced on themselves. Learn your limits, and know when you’ve reached them.
6. Ask for your friend’s support. A workout partner can motivate you do your workout. When you know that your fitness body waits for you at the gym, it is harder to skip out you training. Studies show you’ll also work out longer when you have a friend along.
7. Try to workout at least 30 minutes per day. Health experts say you need at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. If you can’t do all 30 minutes at once, break exercise sessions up into 10 or 15 minute bursts.
8. Don’t give up your fitness plan just because you’ve missed one training session. It is easy to play the blame game and give up your workouts because you didn’t stick with the plan once. That was the past. You have a chance to atone by getting back into your routine today.
9. Set realistic goals. No matter what is your goal- to lose weight or to build up some muscle, you have to admit that these things take time, so you should set achievable goals.
10. Appreciate the little things. Since you’ve already admitted that it takes time to see considerable changes, even a pound of weight loss or a pound of muscle gain is reason to celebrate.
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- Dunton GF.- “Med Sci Sports Exerc”, September 2009.