Focus is slowly coming back round to the holistic idea that physical well-being and mental health are interconnected and, if you feel good about yourself, you will make an effort to look your best. Its better to develop a lifelong fitness plan and stick to it. There is little point in having a well-toned body without giving some consideration to how you perceive yourself. In short, learn to love yourself and the rest should fall into place with a bit of effort. It’s that time of year again when many thousands of people around the world make their New Year resolutions to lose weight and get fit and then founder at the first hurdle.
By March all their good intentions have dispersed to be just a distant memory. There really is too much emphasis on exercise for the sake of exercise, just a disjointed effort that you need to take time of your busy schedule to do. Good intentions aside, exercise was never meant to be like that. Exercise should be part of everybody’s daily lives, but done because you want to rather than as a chore with an end in sight. Walking the dogs in the fresh air at the weekends, taking a gentle cycle ride with the family and having a picnic, horseback riding, or hill walking – they are all viable forms of exercise. The focus, however, is on enjoyment rather than on the exercise itself.
How To Develop A Lifelong Fitness Plan?
Readjusting your focus so that exercise is thought of more as movement and is undertaken for enjoyment is far more likely to result in a lifelong habit that underpins a programme of good health and fitness and enjoyment. Have you noticed how much better you feel when the sun shines and you get an opportunity to get out into the garden? You spend an afternoon bending and stretching, with heavy digging and carrying things around and, before you know it, you have been exercising for at least four hours. You might not have thought once about exercise but, that is exactly what you have been doing. At the end of the afternoon you come indoors and you are feeling really good about yourself that is the result of exercise on your mind. Your muscles might ache and you might have discovered muscles in places you never knew existed but, for all that, you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Being overweight makes it so much more difficult to undertake even the simplest tasks and an afternoon gardening ( if you last a whole afternoon ) would require an enormous effort. If you are overweight you need to be realistic when you start to increase your programme of exercising. An important part of finding an appropriate health-care and fitness regime is dealing with the stress in your life. It has been shown that increasing exercise levels correspondingly reduces stress. It has also been established that, if you are stressed, you are more likely to gain weight.
Be Realistic And Do Exercises That You Enjoy:
So, it sounds simple, doesn’t it? Try to reduce your levels of everyday stress and get your body to move about more. Too many people set themselves up for failure. They are going to spend 45 minutes on the cross-trainer if it kills them, plus 20 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes on the rower – all carried out in a public place and often in front of an unforgiving wall mirror. To me, that sounds masochistic. Being able to stick to your daily health and fitness regime is essential to achieve long-term weight loss goals.. It needs to be something you can stick to and something that is enjoyable.
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