Making exercise a habit may not seem easy at first, but it really is. Honestly. Especially if you take the right approach. Flybird Fitness has 6 tips to guide your journey and make exercise a habit for life!
1. Pick a time
When we think of habits, one thing that comes to mind is repetition. For something to become a habit, we have to do it over and over again until it becomes part of our routine. If you want exercise to become part of your routine, choose the same time every day and set an alert on your phone or computer as a reminder. Studies show that consistency is important if you want to form good habits.
1-2 hours after waking up or before going to bed is best for most people because this is when you tend to feel more energized/less stressed out. Also, this tends to be when your willpower/motivation levels are at their highest for the day so you can get started quickly and easily.
2-3 hours after lunch is another good option since this usually gives your body enough time for digestion and recovery from eating.
If you have trouble getting motivated in the morning, then try waking up 15 minutes earlier so you can get moving. If the afternoon slump hits, try getting up from your desk and going for a power walk around the office or down the hallways at school. If you have trouble staying motivated in the evening, try scheduling your workouts for after dinner when you won't be tempted by other things like movies or games with friends.
2. Find the right way to train
There are many different kinds of people who are looking to achieve a more fit body. Some people aim to get healthier and lose weight, while others want to bulk up and get stronger. Regardless of your fitness goals, it is important to find the right kind of training program that will help you reach your goals.
Trying to get fit at home can be both challenging and rewarding, but it is important to know what equipment you need. You need the right kind of equipment so that you can safely reach your fitness goals.
With Flybird products you'll get a balanced, effective workout that targets each muscle group and builds strength, power and endurance.
3. Make it happen
This doesn't mean doing hours and hours of intense exercise, it's just starting out slowly. You want your body to get used to being active, every day if possible. This means walking around the block, running up and down the stairs, spending as much time as possible outside playing sports or just going for walks with friends. Don't push yourself too hard to begin with and don't try anything new at this point, just keep doing what you're already doing if that's all you can manage.
Once your body is accustomed to being active, the next step is getting yourself motivated.
4. Be consistent
Be consistent. Consistency is the key to establishing a solid routine for your fitness. You need to do all of these exercises 3 days a week, and you need to do them at a specific time in your day. Do not do any of these workouts on consecutive days, but do them on alternate days so that your body can recover properly between workouts. Resting is just as important as exercise, so you will be working out 6 days a week, with 3 being workout days, and the other 3 being rest days.
5. Watch it become routine
Once you get used to it, working out every day will be an integral part of your life. It will become something you look forward to and even add into your daily routine. If you're working an office job, try going for a walk at lunch time. If you're home with the kids, take them outside and let them run around for a bit. Be sure to have some water with you so that your body can keep up with your energy levels throughout the day.
6. Keep it fun
One of the best ways to keep it fun is to understand what your goals are. Set weekly, monthly and yearly goals for yourself. Have fun with it! Set goals that you know you can attain instead of setting them too high, which will just make you lose motivation. Don't be afraid to have fun with your fitness routine by playing music while you workout or even dancing along to the beat! Keep it fun and enjoy yourself, the results will come!
Hopefully, these six tips will help you make exercise a regular part of your life. Earlier on, we talked about the many benefits of exercising regularly, so once you start exercising as a habit, you’ll find that it never becomes boring because your body will be craving the activity. Just remember that while they are all very useful in helping to establish an exercise habit, you have to actually follow through with them to make them successful.
Exercise doesn't have to be difficult, but it will take some work to make it a habit.