The Importance of Fitness
In order to live a healthy and happy life, fitness needs to be a part of your daily routine.
The benefits of being physically active are endless. It strengthens the heart and lungs, improves mental health by releasing chemicals in the brain which lessen stress levels, it reduces risk for diabetes and some cancers, it lowers blood pressure and lessens the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease among many others.
How to Set Your Goals Correctly for Successful Fitness Journey
Setting your goal correctly is the most important step for a successful fitness journey. The goal should be specific and measurable; it should be something that we can quantify to know whether we’ve succeeded or not.
The first step is to identify the long-term and short-term goals. For example, if your long-term goal is to lose 20 pounds, then your short-term goal might be to drink 8 glasses of water per day or eat three servings of healthy food per day.
The next step is setting realistic expectations for achieving the goals. Goals are usually achieved gradually and it’s important not to underestimate how many changes you can make in order to achieve them. Setting realistic expectations will help you stay motivated longer because once you achieve it, you don’t have an excuse for giving up on yourself
How to Make Exercise Fun and Sustainable for You
Exercise is essential for our health, but not everyone likes to exercise. Some people find it boring and dull. But there are ways to make exercise fun and enjoyable. This article will highlight the benefits of having a fun workout routine and provide tips on how to make it sustainable for you. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of exercising but I do enjoy Zumba.
Some people find physical activity hard because they don’t enjoy the process of exercising itself. However, there are ways to make exercise more enjoyable than just focusing on why you need to do it – that makes it more sustainable in the long-term.
If your goal is to find a way that works for you then you can try different workout routines until you find one that feels right for you.
The Most Important Part: Consistency
The good news is that once you start exercising, you should start feeling the cardiovascular benefits very quickly – I noticed once I started regularly exercising that within only a couple of weeks I was less ‘out of puff’. But the key is to exercise regularly over a long period of time – this is when you will notice the real benefits such as massively improved fitness and potentially weight loss if your diet is healthy.