We’ve been talking about how to begin this journey to health, wellness, and fitness and how to prepare and stay the course once you’ve started.
Let’s talk a little about what to do.
Do what you love!
Numerous universities have published studies regarding how to begin an exercise program. The results come down to this: regular exercise should start with something you enjoy doing. The psychology is simple. If your exercise choice elevates your heart rate and you can see yourself doing it at least once a day, you should be doing that.
What if I don’t know what I love?
Time to have fun EXPLORING! So I should say you need to take a moment and think about what makes sense for your body. As I said before, exercise should at least double your resting heart rate initially. As long as you’re doing that, you are free to do anything safely.
What do I mean by that?
For example, if you have high blood pressure, Olympic lifting might not be for you. You might want to consider yoga, tai chi, line dance, or walking to start. If you are overweight and have achy joints, swimming or aqua aerobics might be for you. The message is to explore as many types of exercise as are accessible to you to see which ones are most appealing and would allow you to be consistent in them.
What are you waiting for?
As the old wise saying goes, there is no time like the present. Avoid waiting until January first. There is a new beginning to your life every single day or every single week, or every single month. You just need to take it one day at a time and start.
You can do it!
Yes, you can!