Every year, most people have one common New Year Resolution and that is to stay fit. But a large percentage of us, give up on this goal pretty soon and go back to our lazy ways. Working towards achieving fitness is more about will power than anything else and all we need is a good start which we can capitalize on further. If you are one of those who really would love to remain fit this time around but aren’t able to do so, you can follow the tips and suggestions shared in this article!
This year you really have no excuse! With technology evolving impressively you can now use your everyday gadgets, like smartphones to keep track of your physical activity and use goals to motivate yourself. Build an online group of friends with similar goals and make sure that you share your results on a daily basis. Competition provides extra motivation and helps you stick with your resolutions!
Here is our advice with physical activities that you can easily blend in your everyday lifestyle:
• Make Walking a Daily Occurrence
If you aren’t willing to join the gym, or a Yoga class due to lack of time or any other reason, you can still workout take it easy and start slow. One thing that can be fit into anyone’s busy schedule is walking or running. Wake up just half an hour early everyday and go for a brisk walk outdoors. You don’t need to go to a park for this, all you need to do is to step out and walk on a flat surface. If you can use a fitness bands to help with your exercise or walking, then make sure you take it out whenever you go for a jog or walk.
• Ditch Your Car For A Bike
Another way to accomplish your New Year’s fitness goals is to adopt cycling into your day to day life. You don’t necessarily need to fix a time or schedule for riding that bicycle but all you need to do is to embed it in your daily routine, like traveling to work, riding to the market or as a means of transport from any one place to another. If you are an early riser, then you can simply ride the cycle in your neighborhood and you’ll notice an improvement in your fitness levels within days.
• No Strain Exercising
Swimming is considered to be one of the best workout sessions and hence in order to fulfil your resolution for fitness this year, all you need to do is to find a pool near your house. Swimming is a full body workout and helps burn more calories than you would through any other physical activity. Moreover, swimming is also a great way to unwind after a long day or even a good start to any day. Perhaps the most important benefit is that it protects your body and doesn’t strain your joints. This makes it a great fitness exercise for all age groups.
• Join Aerobics/Yoga/Dance Classes
Another interesting and fun way to reach towards the desired fitness levels is to join a dance, an Aerobics or a Yoga class. These classes can be easily fit into your schedule, especially if you work from home or are a housewife. In fact, if you already know the basics, you can perform any of these fitness forms at home as well.
• Enroll To a Gym
Joining a gym is of course the best and most popular way to get and remain fit. Choose a good gym and purchase a monthly, or even better a yearly membership. This way your conscience will force you to visit the fitness lab, because you know that money for the access has been already spent and will be wasted if you give up attending. This and the fact that you get easily motivated when you see other members working out next to you makes a gym very efficient.