Fitness Basics Part 2

equipment-leasing-for-fitnessMore On The Subject Of Fitness

Last time we looked at a number of fitness basics designed to get you started on a course of fitness and wellness, and we had so many we had to split the difference. So, continuing in our theme, we now present even more fitness basics designed for you and your busy lifestyle.

Make fitness convenient. Exercising should be something you look forward to. We are all going to go into those things we enjoy and anticipate with a lot more enthusiasm than something we have to be dragged into kicking and screaming. If exercise is a hassle, you are more likely to find something else to do with your time.

You can pick a gym that is close to your home, or pack your exercise bag at night so you are ready to go out the door in the morning.  If you exercise after work, have your bag with you. If you go home, you are less likely to pull yourself back out. You may also wish to buy or lease some fitness equipment for your home such as an elliptical machine, treadmill, or set of free weights.

Make workouts fit into your off days. As we mentioned in Part 1, life has a way of getting in the way, so make sure you squeeze in some time for exercise even on those days when life is trying to squeeze more out of you. It can be something as minor as an aerobics DVD in your hotel room while traveling, or doing some pushups at your work desk (when nobody is watching, of course), as well as free weight exercises such as jumping jacks or lunges just about anywhere you can find the room.  You can even do laps around the playground while your kids are doing their thing.

Make it fun. As we said, you’re going to work out more if you actually enjoy it, so make it as fun as possible. Look into kickboxing or martial arts, or perhaps dance aerobics. Swimming and yoga are other options for you. If you can keep from getting bored, you are more likely to stay with the program.

The Ultimate Payoff

Reward you efforts. If you manage to stay with a program for a month, or two or three, or whatever, then treat yourself to something nice like a massage or a new item of clothing. By putting in these little perks every now and again, you keep motivating yourself on to bigger and greater things.  Well, maybe “bigger” isn’t the right word but you get the idea.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle. In addition to exercise, look for ways to make your life healthy in other areas as well. Eat right, get plenty of sleep, and try to keep your stress level to a minimum. Doing so will create a well rounded healthy lifestyle that will bring forth good results before you know what happened to you.

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