Are You Sedentary? Make Exercise Fun!
Do you live a sedentary lifestyle? Most Americans do, and they feel it in their body. They do know it’s not good for their health, which is why they make New Year’s resolution again and again to be physically active in the months to come.
The problem is that New Year’s resolutions are doomed to fail, and people usually go back to being sedentary in just a few weeks. If this is true for you, know that there are a number of health complications when you don’t exercise, including suffering from back, shoulder, or chest pain, or having a high risk for cardiac arrest.
This can be remedied though, and the solution is simple: you should be more physically active. To ensure that you will stick to this resolution, it would be better if you make exercising fun. Here are some ways to do so:
Exercise with someone. When you’re exercising alone, it can be too easy to make an excuse not to push through with your plans. By having an exercise buddy, you can serve to motivate each other to reach your goals.
Enroll in a gym. If you don’t have a friend you can exercise with, better enroll in a group fitness class in the gym. You can meet people there who will serve as your motivation to continue, even if it’s only the instructor. Having a structured class environment can also help keep you on track.
Monitor your milestones. Keep a record of your measurements or other benchmarks of success. You can write it on a piece of paper and post it on your wall, or you can track it online. Seeing your progress will be a major motivation for you to continue your fitness plans.
Vary your routine. Whether you’re doing the same exercise or not, it’s important to mix it up. Do some running one day, and yoga the next. If you have to run again the next day, make it a sprint or a fartlek to provide novelty. Do a circuit in weight training, or go biking instead. Mix it up and keep it fun.
When you’re physically active, there may be times when your back is strained. To avoid injuries, see a chiropractor before things get worse and have an adjustment. Not only will chiropractic care promote your body’s natural healing ability, it can also help relieve any pain you may feel in your body.
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