We all know how important exercise is for our health. It seems there is a new study every day detailing the benefits and importance of exercise, for both our body and mind. But we also know it can be pretty difficult to get into an exercise routine and stick with it. In this article, fitness coach Larry Greenfield from New York, New York will outline some tips to get you pumped about your next workout — and the ones to follow.
Larry Greenfield is a certified fitness coach with almost 20 years of experience working with men and women over 40. Through his work, Mr. Greenfield has recognized the problems that people over 40 encounter when trying to achieve their fitness goals.
Find Something You Enjoy
This is the most important tip in order to restore your love of exercise. If you absolutely hate running indoors on a treadmill but choose a workout plan that focuses strictly on the treadmill, you are going to dread every single workout. If you hate the treadmill, don’t use the treadmill. There are so many options for exercise, a lot of them don’t require any equipment. So there is no reason for you to be suffering through an exercise that you absolutely hate, and there is no excuse for you to not find something you love. Maybe you played tennis in high school. Guess what, tennis is an amazing cardio workout for both kids and adults. If you love being in nature, consider hiking. Biking is an activity that you and your whole family can do together.
Become a Goal-Getter
Setting and hitting goals are one of the best ways to learn to love exercise and to stay motivated to keep going. Start with small goals like exercising for 10 minutes per day. Once you crush that for an entire week, you will feel motivated to keep going and top that goal. If your goal is weight loss, you can make goals in 5 or 10-pound increments to ensure you keep your motivation. Once you start to achieve the weight loss goals, you will start to love the exercise that got you there!
Once you get into a regular exercise routine, you should start to reap some mental benefits. For example, exercise is a great way to relieve stress and clear your mind. Once you become aware of how much better you are feeling mentally after a workout, you may notice that on days you don’t exercise, your mind feels cloudy and you have more anxiety. This is why you may have heard people say the main reason they work out is for stress relief. A stress-relieving workout is something nothing else can beat. Exercise is also a great chance for alone time. It’s a period of time every day that you can focus on yourself with no outside distractions.
Learning to love exercise and keeping your motivation to go after your goals every day can be tough. Be sure to get creative and try different things and you will be sure to find something you love. Once you start a routine and stick to it, you will simply fall in love. For any fitness needs or questions, be sure to contact Larry Greenfield.
About Larry Greenfield
Larry Greenfield, a certified fitness coach from New York, NY, takes into account body composition, energy levels, availability of equipment, preferences, and the lifestyle of each client. His coaching plans are individualized, realistic, and focused on long-term benefits. To avoid the infamous yo-yo effect, he helps his clients gradually implement positive changes and develop healthy habits that are sustainable for their lifestyle.