As you exercise, you may think about getting physically fit. The main thing that you need to know is that starting is not the problem. Maintaining your fitness is important. Official guidelines state that adults should do strength exercises and 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. This can be difficult, especially if you lead a very busy lifestyle.
Find out why
Too often society promotes fitness as a basis for short-term motivation. Studies have shown that most younger people go to the gym when they want to change their appearance. You may want to lose weight or even exercise. This is all very good, but if you focus on the immediate positive feeling it won't help you in the future. The only way to prioritize the time to exercise is to find a more compelling reason for it. Think about it, you might want to lose weight, but you can also enjoy the new deep sense of energy that comes with it. Feel free to meet up with people on your runs, or even talk to the folks at the gym regularly. The more reasons you find to exercise, the more you will benefit from it in the future.
You don't have to love it
It helps when you try to avoid doing things that you don't like. If you are not into biking or rollerblading, don't. Many people who stick to exercise say that doing it makes them feel better. Try to focus on the elements that you actually enjoy because when you do, your body's physical response will become stronger and you may find yourself getting a lot of pleasure from it too. For many people, the obvious choice would not be the one they would actually enjoy. For example, if you see a lot of joggers around you, you may want to consider starting jogging. If you've never been out for a jog, don't. Instead, work on weight training. You don't have to love it – but you have to like it. If you have concerns about exercising in public because you sweat excessively, it may be worthwhile to see your doctor.
The danger of the "new year, new you" approach is that you may be tempted to jump in right away and do all you can. You can try changing your diet, starting exercising, quitting drinking, and even quitting smoking at the same time. Within a few days you may find that you simply are unable to keep track of it and that you end up losing. If you want to get around this, you need to try to exercise once or twice a week. You must also try to delay changing your diet for the time being. If you are in the routine of going to the gym and you are doing everything reasonably confidently, there is no problem adding more changes to your routine. This will help you far more than you think, and it will also give you an opportunity to really reach your true potential.
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