Maintaining a strong connection between mind and physical activity is a crucial part of living a healthy, fit lifestyle. The following are workout tips from exercise advocates.
WORKOUT YOUR WILLPOWER: It doesn’t matter where you fall on the fitness spectrum, willpower is needed to start making changes, as well as maintaining your good habits. Willpower, or mental stamina, is like a muscle: with repetition our capacity for it can be increased.
DON’T BORE YOUR BODY OR YOUR MIND: It’s easy to fall into a rut. Doing the same exercises every day make muscles become more efficient and not burn as many calories as an activity you’re not accustomed to.
Variety is important for staying at the top of your game. Changing your activities will help increase the number of calories you burn and keep your attitude fresh. Try switching your routine with a cross-trainer or give the dual adjustable pulley machine a try. Try a day of intervals on the treadmill instead of your usual pace.
NO MORE ALL-OR-NOTHING: Just because you aren’t able to set aside enough time for an extensive workout doesn’t mean you should skip that day altogether.
Aim to maintain a realistic, happy medium when it comes to fitness goals. Have options, plans and backup plans for fitting in exercise.