Many of us aren't too keen on the idea of exercise. It might be that we’re too busy or we simply can’t face the thought of it. But most people are not getting the amount of activity they need to stay healthy. Only 1 in 20 people are actually doing the right kind of activity they need each week. And sitting down for hours – maybe at work, watching TV or playing computer games - can also increase the risk of poor health. Sports and Fitness can be a great way of reducing your stress levels and lifting your mood if you’re feeling down.
Regular physical activity helps keep you healthy and happy! Below are the few tips which will help you to keep going.
1. Don’t make it a choice.
Don’t make that a choice rather make that a routine. You have to think of it as something you do, much like eating breakfast or brushing your teeth. How does one mentally make that decision to do that? You don’t. If you get home from your 8 hours of work, sit down on your couch and ask yourself whether you should or should not go to train, I bet you probably won’t get off your butt for a significant portion of time. You can’t think about it. You just go.. It just becomes another regular thing you do in the day.
2. Train with people who are better than you.
This is a really good motivator because it gets your competitive instinct going. It forces you to step your game up so that you don’t lose face. People who are always complaining of their injury or make excuses are also demotivates.
3. Change your surroundings.
This advice applies especially for runners or cycling. If you jog or ride the same trail or path over and over and over, of course you are going to get bored out of your mind that you could probably do it on autopilot. Changing your surrounds usually implies a change of people around you as well. Different people may be able to offer different advice and perspective on your training.
4. Train under pressure.
If you train without a clear and specific goal in mind, it’s really easy to lose your enthusiasm after a long period of time. By signing up for a race or a competition, you force yourself to commit to a certain level of performance, but this time, you put yourself out there. Putting your reputation on the line is one heck of a motivator.
5. Work-Out with A Partner:
There is nothing like having some peer pressure to help keep you going. Find someone who is fun to be with and has their own fitness goals. Together you can enjoy some quality time and help motivate each other. Someone whom is fitter than you will generally be more motivational as you will try and keep up with them.
6. Don't Push Too Hard & Stay Hydrated:
Unless you are training for some athletic activity that requires otherwise, don't work yourself harder than necessary. If it hurts or is even uncomfortable then stop and do something different. Proper exercise does not require pain. Keep a water bottle handy, and take regular intakes of fluid, a dehydrated body, cannot function properly.
You need to be regular and keep completing the task every day. Sometimes your body does not feel fresh, so just take it easy and complete the task. It’s important to keep going rather than skip it. That way you will not lose the momentum.