How to start moving more
We all know about the benefits of physical exercise, running, active lifestyle, but most people find stony excuses and reasons for not going in for their body and physical development. Movement is life, if you do not lead an active lifestyle, you are provided with illnesses, poor health and dissatisfaction with life. We offer you several ways to start moving more.
A sedentary lifestyle leads to obesity, problems with blood pressure, depression and laziness. You consciously spit on your health, and then complain to everyone about your life.
So, if you decide on an active lifestyle, follow our advice.
Now many people have smartphones, so why don’t you download one of the programs to measure your movement on your phone? We recommend the program Runkeeper, Strava, Endomondo or any other that can take into account your steps, calories, etc.
Getting started is easy, but difficult to continue. Many of our undertakings remain undertakings. To prevent this from happening this time, make a public promise to colleagues, family and friends and ask for their support in your endeavor. When you feel lazy or want to quit everything, it will be harder for you to do this, because everyone expects results from you.
Set yourself a goal to which you will move. For example, sign up for the half marathon and start preparing for it. For several months, it is quite possible to get in shape and run a half marathon. For women, an excellent goal can be a new beautiful dress or suit, which is 1-2 sizes smaller than your current one.
Start small, for example, walk more with children. Children are always active, and you just need to join them, drive the ball, play badminton, run after each other, climb trees. You get double the benefits of such a pastime – communication with children and physical activity.
Try to walk more every day, at least 5 km. You can walk for a couple of stops after work, eat at lunchtime for 10 minutes, and walk for 40 minutes in a brisk walk in the fresh air.
We advise you to buy a bike and go cycling on the weekends, this is a great way to keep fit. More on the benefits of cycling, read this article.
Some people find it easier and easier to work in a team. Sign up for a gym, fitness club, swimming, dancing or tennis, paying for a semi-annual or annual subscription. Paying a large enough amount, you can not so easily give up sports. The realization that money is paid in vain is a serious incentive for many. Half an hour of active movements will help keep your body in shape and charge you with a great mood. Soon, sport will be your pleasure, not compulsion.
Find like-minded people. Even if you don’t find them among your relatives and friends, there are clubs for running, cycling and other sports in every city. They will always support you and take in their healthy and friendly company.