Start Slow And Stay Motivated
A major barrier for many people in starting an exercise routine is the belief that you have to work out long and hard to see any benefits. That’s simply not true! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. That means 30 minutes of exercise five days a week. (1)
While you may have longer workouts in mind, don’t push yourself too hard too soon. If you feel intimidated by your workout plan, you may end up skipping it altogether. Even if you want to work up to an hour, 30 minutes of exercise is better than zero minutes. Start slow, and give yourself time to adjust to this new habit! (1) Remember, the only bad workout is the one that did not happen!
Staying Motivated By Having Fun
Another obstacle to staying motivated to work out is believing that only a certain type of exercise will give you results. While running, HIIT workouts, and weight lifting are all amazing forms of exercise, they’re not for everyone. And that’s okay! (1)
You’re much more likely to stay motivated to do something you actually like, so pick workouts that are fun for you. If you love to dance, go to a Zumba class or search “hip hop class” on YouTube. If you like playing games, play tag with your kids or set up a badminton net in the backyard. (1)
Anything that gets you moving will fulfill your need for physical activity. It might as well be something that makes you happy, too! (1)
Create a Workout Routine To Stay Motivated
Put your workouts into your schedule like you would with any other important appointment. It can be helpful to schedule all of your workouts at the beginning of the week to make sure you prioritize them and set aside time for them. Knowing what’s coming up can also help you look forward to exercising, especially if you’re choosing workouts that you enjoy! (2, 3)
A key motivation tip is finding the best time of day to exercise for you. If you know you’re going to be dragging when you finish work at the end of the day, make time to work out in the morning. If you’re simply not a morning person, find time to move in the evening. And if you need to schedule your workouts around your kids, either get in some movement during your lunchtime or involve them in exercising when they get home from school! (2, 3)
Another thing that will help keep you on track is taking supplements that will support your workout routine.
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Taking AgelessLX daily as part of a healthy lifestyle, eating right, and exercise, will certainly keep you on track and motivated to stick to your new workout routine.