We all have that one friend who loves exercising, never misses a training or a run. We all think that these kind of people are obsessive and annoying, but the truth is that we envy them a little. The good news is that they are not born like that and that everyone of us can be the same. Experts say that creating an exercise habit is a path toward living a fit life.
We have prepared for you some tips that could help you make exercising a habit:
Start early in the morning
According to one of the recent researches, people who started working out in the morning are more likely to stick to their workout plan than those who have started working out in the afternoon. If it is difficult for you to get up early in the morning, you could try turning on a lamp as soon as your alarm goes off – this should wake you up immediately.
It takes six weeks to create a habit
There is a urban myth that it needs 21 days to create a habit, but, unfortunately, there are no data or research that confirm this. On other hand, experts say that it usually takes around six weeks for the results of your workouts to be seen and that is when most of the people become obsessed with working out.
Find out what is your ideal workout
Did you know that more than half of all the people that start working out, stop exercising because they didn’t like their workouts? Because of this, experts say that it is important that you start exercising with workouts that you like – some people like to run, some like the elliptical while some like crossfit.
Find a good trainer
If you are a complete beginner, it would be the best to hire a trainer (if you can afford it), because trainer can help you get started, choose what workouts you’re going to do and generally give helpful advice. Furthermore, if you have been going to the gym for a while and you are not satisfied with the results, you can hire a trainer to help you reach your fitness goals.
Become a part of a club
Most of the people start exercising alone, but we are social beings and everything is easier when done in groups. This is the main reason why Crossfit and WeightWatchers have become so successful.
Make sure that it is convenient for you
If you find it difficult to fit exercising in your schedule, you can always look for a gym that is close to either your work or your home. If the gym is near, you are more likely to go on a training.
Don’t overdo it
One of the most common mistakes beginners make is that they train too hard or too often and end up getting hurt. Instead of doing this, make sure that you take time and avoid getting hurt. Furthermore, remember that your body needs time to heal, so make sure that you pause one day after the training.