When looking to make lifestyle improvements, often times starting small and being consist leads to overall, long term success; which enables you to achieve results and incorporate healthy habits into your every day life.
Here are your 17 Ways to Get Fit Now! Pick a few to try, check them off as you incorporate them into your daily schedule, then try more as you get accustom to your new healthier way of life.
Keep a small set of hand weights near your kitchen and do curls while making meals.
Place a yoga mat in your bedroom, so you can do stretch when you get up and at bedtime.
Use a stability ball as a desk chair to engage your core and improve your balance while at your desk.
Take the stairs... at home and at work. Make extra trips each day.
Do active rather than passive things while engaging in family activities or dates...hike, walk downtown, go to a park, ride bikes. The more of this you do, the more of it you will want to do, so get out there!
Find a youth league to coach in your area. Set a good example for the kids and switch up your schedule towards the positive. To find a team, check with your local school district or YMCA.
Take daily walks with your dog, or walk your neighbors dog.
Before or after dinner, go outside and play tag or shoot baskets with your kids and their friends or take a walk.
Walk to work if you can or take a 30 min. stroll at lunch time. It will strengthen your body and clear your head for a far more productive afternoon.
If you dine out on your lunch hour, walk to the restaurant and choose a route which takes you a little bit out of your way.
Do leg exercises and lifts with small weights while you watch TV. Even better...limit TV time overall and watch your productivity and overall wellbeing soar!
Surf the Internet for workout videos that you can do directly from your TV. Try different things to learn more about what you like.
Find an exercise partner. You'll be less likely to find excuses and will definitely have more fun when you work out with a friend.
Schedule your workouts. Have a plan. If something comes up and you have to change a workout, reschedule and make it up ASAP.
Use a journal to track your progress and jot down any breakthroughs you may have. When you have a bad day, write that down too. This will help you find patterns that you can be proactive about breaking and help you understand what triggers you to overeat, become overwhelmed etc.
Eat real, wholesome, nutrient dense foods. Avoid processed or off the shelf boxed foods.
Honor your body. Rest when you need to and set yourself up for a good nights sleep each night. Turn off electronics (TV too) at least one hour before bed.
Start by trying a few of these out and add another one or two each week until you have exchanged bad habits for good ones and are on your way to being fit and fabulous! For more tools, tips and resources on getting and staying fit..."Like" the GoXersise Facebook Page... we'll help you get there!
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