Fitness and Beauty
6 Steps To Form A Fitness Habit
I could easily spend hours building a case for why it’s vital to make fitness an integral part of your daily routine. However, I’m also under no illusions. The thought of maintaining a regular workout regimen can seem both daunting and downright exhausting if you’re not in the habit of doing so.
So, what’s the most straightforward approach to changing your view of exercise from a torture tool to a lifestyle staple your body will crave?
I’m glad you asked! Simply start by developing your own “workout game plan” with realistic goals, a structured schedule and long-term sustainability. Then, once you’ve determined how to proceed, you might just surprise yourself by successfully putting that plan into action.
I should know. Almost a decade ago, yours truly decided that healthy and active living would become a permanent commitment — a decision I’ve yet to regret! The following strategies proved highly effective for me, so here’s hoping you’ll find them equally useful in your own pursuit of habitual and sustainable fitness.
1. Commit to exercise during a specific time of day.
Whether you’re a morning person or night owl, your body innately responds to activity when it feels the most energetic. So, during this prime period, set aside at least 30 minutes to work up a sweat. This could mean exercising immediately after waking up or before going to bed, but choosing a consistent time each day will remind you to make fitness both a priority and regularity.