Starting an exercise plan is only half the battle. Trying to stick with an exercise plan is a huge challenge for most people. You may start out strong, never missing a workout, and you may even be seeing some positive challenges with your body and energy. And then suddenly life gets in the way.
You start missing a workout once and while, but then before long, you’re missing several a week. Once you start skipping workouts, it gets easier to skip the next time. Once you get out of the regular routine it’s difficult to get back on track. Here are some helpful tips on how to stick with an exercise plan for the long term.
Finding the time to exercise isn’t always easy. There’s work, school, activities, appointments, meetings, errands, chores, and many other things that can get in the way of exercise. Sometimes going to the gym or out for a run just isn’t possible. So, what can you do when life gets in the way of staying fit?
If you make a list of everything you do on a daily basis that isn’t really very healthy, you’ll probably find that lots of them are a part of going to or from work. Here are 7 ways to make your commute healthier.
Most of us know that living a healthy lifestyle isn’t the easiest thing to do, and the sad truth is that many of us simply feel just too busy to be healthy.
It’s not necessarily that you don’t have the motivation or you don’t want to have a better lifestyle. It’s simply that you don’t feel you have the time to make the required changes in order to turn your lifestyle around (because, yes, it does take time and mental energy to make positive changes!)
Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health but you can exercise to feel good mentally.
When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and the rest of your body in preparation of the upcoming danger, it releases a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) along with endorphins.
How Do You Keep Fit If You’ve No Time To Exercise?
Having kids calls for a busy, hectic lifestyle and you probably feel that you have no time to exercise. When your children are very small, it seems you are changing diapers every few minutes. When they are bigger, you are running them here and there, acting as their personal taxi service. At home and at work, children make for very little free time for parents.
Even so, you understand how important it is to stay physically active. The mental and physical rewards from regular exercise are many, and when you stay active you set a healthy example for your children.
If you feel that as a busy parent you have no time to exercise, try out the following 5 fitness tips, and you will always have time for health and wellness in your family.