Did you set a New Year’s resolution to get your act together and start focusing on your meeting your fitness goals or improving your overall health? When most people set New Year’s resolutions to improve their fitness level or overall health, many people set off on the right path. Then life gets in the way and those New Year’s resolutions start to fade. We want to help you find a solution that is feasible and something that you can easily stick too.
Just like any other goal, it is better to set smaller, attainable goals than to focus on how far you are away from meeting your fitness goals. We get it that life is busy and there is always something pulling us away from meeting those fitness goals. But now is the time to come up with a plan that we know can change your life. Can you set a daily appointment to focus on your fitness goals? Simply carve out 30 minutes of your day to focus on improving your fitness level even if it has been years since you have exercised.
If it has been a long time since you have started an exercise program, we suggest that you set an appointment to visit with your health care provider. Your health care provider can give you a comprehensive physical to ensure that you are healthy enough to exercise. Most doctors can even help you determine what type of exercises that you can safely perform at your current fitness level. From experience, it is always good to have your health care provider on board with your fitness goals. Depending on your health insurance plan, it is possible that it includes nutrition coaching, a discount on your gym membership, and other perks that may help you meet your fitness goals.
Don’t Stress About Starting Slowly to Meet Your Fitness Goals
When people set their New Year’s resolution, they often want to dive right into the deep end. We don’t want you diving into the deep end if it has been a long time since you have exercised on a regular basis. Starting slowly isn’t a sign of failure nor is it going to affect your long-term goal. The bare minimum that the CDC suggests that the average adult exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times per week.
We know that it might not be realistic to exercise for 30 minutes in the beginning if your body isn’t used to it. However, you should aim to do set a goal and work your way up to 30 or 45 minutes a day. Or you can you break the 30 minutes into smaller increments.
Benefits of Exercising 30 Minutes A Day 5 Days a Week
Most people think that they have to countless hours a week exercising; however, It is amazing that setting a New Year’s resolution and improving your fitness level can be achieved 30 minutes a day. So don’t wait any longer and put off turning your resolution into reality.
30 Minutes of Exercise – The Key to a Happier, Healthier You
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Focusing on getting into shape this year can dramatically change your life. Exercise is only one piece of the pie when it comes to losing weight. But along with a healthy diet, exercise can help you shed those unwanted pounds, improve your mood, lowers out of pocket medical expenses, and helps prevent diseases. Let’s get started today and focus on improving your fitness level now in as little as 30 minutes.