Healthy Habits for Fitness
Making exercise a habit in your life can be tricky. Life constantly gets in the way of our ability to stick to an exercise routine. Try getting up early so that unexpected daily obligations don’t get in the way. Ask a friend to keep you accountable. Start small, with only a short time a few times a week and build up to a larger commitment.
13. Count Your Steps
One way to help you keep moving is to use your smartphone and an app or a tracking device to count your steps taken each day. Get a group of people from work or some willing family members and have a little friendly competition through a virtual leader board. This positive peer pressure can make it fun and motivating!
14. Set a Physical Challenge for Yourself
Getting up at 5 a.m. to run on a treadmill can get, well, BORING. Make it a goal for yourself to have one day of exercise a week that is a physical challenge. Bike a local trail, walk to your favorite coffee shop and back, or hike up and down a mountain. It’s rewarding and motivating to have accomplished something instead of just measuring a distance on your treadmill or riding the exercise bike at the gym for a certain amount of time.
Yoga could fall into every category listed here. It can improve your focus, help aid in digestion, and reduce your stress. One of the greatest things about yoga is that anyone can do it- you just start small and slowly increase your level of ability. Add yoga to your routine and it’s a habit you won’t want to break!
Hopefully you’ve identified quite a few things above that you feel you can implement into your daily life. Everyone can agree that making a change and beginning some healthy habits is a great idea. However, having a desire to do it and actually carrying it out are two entirely different things. To set yourself