How to get started on making exercise a daily part of your routine

Staying fit can reap a lot of benefits. To start with, you will look great, have a lot more energy than before and of course notice improvements in your overall well-being and health. However, it is easier said than done and you must focus on both nutrition and exercise in order to see results as one would not work without the other. Don’t forget that having a positive mindset is equally important. Below are some points on how you can get started.

Find time to exercise

When you are starting out, exercise is an important part of staying and becoming fit. It is advised that you should aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. Keeping a schedule will make it easier initially. So try scheduling your exercise routine in to your day like you would schedule any other appointment. You are more likely to stick to it if it is written down in your calendar or to-do list. The number of times you train and for how long depend on your purpose. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, then you may need to exercise for more than half an hour per day. If you plan on getting a membership at a gym, you can get consultation from a personal trainer who will help plan out your fitness and nutrition according to specific goals.

Making it a habit

You will start seeing the results of your exercises only if you do it regularly. So if you want to make a habit of it, it would make sense to pick exercises which you enjoy doing. If you like swimming, make it a point to do a few laps at least twice a week. Another important factor is to make things easier for you to stick to your routine. If you exercise early morning, make sure you pack your gym clothes, or cycling jersey in to your back pack the night before so that it’s just a matter of walking out the door in the morning.

Outdoor exercises

While there are some great perks in working out at a gym, there are several studies that have reported that exercising outdoors can have major benefits too. The fact that outdoors have varied terrain, trails, or sidewalks can challenge your body and let go of the monotony of the treadmill and exercises at the gym. Furthermore, it is said to have overall positive benefits on your mental health. Studies have shown that people enjoyed walking outside watching nature and feeling the cool breeze more than walking inside in an air-conditioned room

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