As the summer comes to a close, you might be thinking about starting a new routine once the kids are back in school, or you are back to a routine after Labor Day Weekend. Many of us get this same feeling.
The summer is fun and filled with parties, BBQs, food and alcohol, but you are now feeling like so many of us and think it is time to start or pick up on your health & fitness routine.
But where do we start? There is an overwhelming amount of information out there which can be very confusing, especially for first timers. I recommend that you think simple and start gradual. You want this to give you longterm results, and not just a quick fix so we want to develop a routine that we can turn into our lifestyle.
Here are 4 tips to get you started on your health & fitness journey
Start walking. Studies have shown that outdoor exercise is associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement, while decreasing tension and depression. Set a goal to take a 10 minute walk and be sure to schedule this in your day.
Make short term goals. When first starting out on a new fitness routine, it is important to set goals that are achievable quickly to help stay motivated.
Build intensity. Now that you have established a routine, don’t get stuck doing the same thing every day. As you get more comfortable with your routine, start to explore different weights, intensities, and increase the time spent performing the exercises.
Keep exploring. Make sure that your routine is fun and does not feel like a punishment. You will be able to turn this into your lifestyle if you actually enjoy your workouts. Try different activities, classes, training styles, and events. Keep your body guessing and change up your routine from time to time.
Looking to start up your health & fitness routine but unsure of where to start? Reach out to me! I am here and happy to help you get started, or get back to your routine. Leave a comment or question below and I will be happy to respond.