Starting an exercise or activity program is not a difficult thing to accomplish. Staying active, week in and week out is another story altogether. There are many benefits to being active. Along with increasing your energy, you also feel better and improve your overall health.
When you first start an exercise or activity program, you are most likely looking to accomplish a long-term goal like walking 30-minutes every day, or lowering your blood pressure. However, the long term goal can be difficult to reach, simply because life can get in the way. To combat this problem, try coming up with short-term goals that will get you headed in the right direction. These goals are smaller, more manageable goals that can be accomplished today or tomorrow.
As you’re reaching your goals, you may have a slip-up or two; this is common and should not deter you from your goal of staying active. If you do slip-up, don’t feel guilty, find out what happened and learn from the slip-up and alter your routine to compensate for the issue. If you’ve stopped your exercise routine because you don’t feel like you have the time, have a backup plan. If you don’t have time to go to the gym, make a plan to workout at home. If you are feeling too tired to workout, try getting more sleep, or reduce your stress levels.
Staying active is important for your overall health. It not only helps you to feel better, but it can also reduce your chances of developing any number of potential health conditions later in life. John T Yeska Jr believes it’s never too late to make a habit of staying active and participates in several activities to ensure he lives a long and healthy life.