Many people find it difficult to stay motivated with their exercise and healthy active lifestyle plans. There can be many reasons for a lack of motivation to do this. Sitting around all day can decrease your energy levels and can have a negative impact on your body weight, which in turn makes movement less comfortable. Breaking this vicious cycle is essential towards reaching your personal wellness goals.
Here are three tips to help you fight towards staying active and motivated:
Meet your minimum exercise minutes each day: Getting your body moving on a regular basis is great for helping you to reach your body composition goals. In order to experience positive health benefits, you need to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Even if you can’t commit to 30 minutes to start with, some is better than none!
Mix up your impact: It’s important to maintain healthy bone density. Performing exercises that are high impact, such as walking, running or jumping can help you maintain healthy bones. Alternating between low impact activities, such as swimming and cycling, and high impact activities, such as running and jumping, are the perfect way to ensure you are maximising the bone health benefits of your exercise routine.
Focus on your muscles: Lifting weights or performing body weight exercises will help you build lean muscle mass and retain your strength. Maintaining your muscle mass is great for your metabolism and for helping you feel your best. Try to perform muscle-building exercises at least twodays a week.
Whether you are working towards achieving a specific goal, or simply want to feel young and energised, a daily focus on beingactive will help you get and stay motivated.