Top 3 Ways to Keep Up with Your Exercise Routine (without losing momentum)
How do I keep exercising without giving up?
We know during physical distancing measures, our community is out of routine. When you’re juggling your kids and work commitments all while trying to keep sane, exercise is one of the first things that goes out the window. Even as a “health expert,” this bodes true for me as well as much as anyone else.
I’ve come up with my top 3 ways to help you keep with your exercise routine.
Tip #1: Think about your “WHY”
Starting out, you’re energized, motivated and ready to conquer the world. It’s easy to get distracted by the responsibilities that pile up. The hardest part is keeping that initial “first day” mindset.
To stay motivated, think about your “why”:
What’s the emotional reason that you want to achieve this goal? Be fit enough to play with your grandchild? Play tennis again?
Finding this out will give you the motivation you need to keep you going
Check out this TEDTalk to help find your “why”
Tip #2: Set a SMART Goal
Specific = What is it that you want to accomplish? Weight loss? Improved Cardio? Running 5km?
Measurable = How will you track success? Lose 5 lbs? Fit into a specific dress? Touch your toes?
Attainable = It has to be challenging, yet possible.
Realistic = Be honest with yourself. Don’t forget to think of the hurdles in your way.
Time = Give yourself a deadline. It can always change based on circumstances.
Tip #3: Start with an Active Warm Up
Getting pumped up as you start your exercise routine will increase blood flow, get oxygen to your lungs and muscles and get the endorphins flowing (the “feel good” hormones).
Do one or more of the following to get your heart pumping:
March on the spot
Swing your arms around (circles, side to side, up & down)
Walk up & down the stairs
Walk or jog around the block
Remember, this is just general information.
If you have specific medical conditions, are experiencing pain, or you’re just not sure where to start when it comes to exercise, please remember we’re here for you.
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