”Small progress is still progress.”
You don’t have to spend hours at the gym every day in order to be active. Some days all you need is a quick 30 minutes workout to break a sweat and keep the blood flowing. Keep it simple.
Whether you decide to go for a run, do tabata exercises at the gym, take a power walk, complete a nice yoga flow or do some body weight training it’s important that you do something you enjoy doing. Listen to your body.
Tips & Tricks for an active life
- It’s a lifestyle – being active should be regarded as a lifestyle; make it a habit. Make sure you’re active in your every day life; we tend to spend too much time in front of our computer or mobile phone – remember to move your body, stretch it out so you don’t get stiff.
- Don’t complicate things – Keep it simple! You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive gym cards (although it could be seen as an investment for your body). You can easily do body weight training at home – there are several good workout videos and yoga videos on Youtube. Spend time outside in nature walking or running. Or why not try out a new sport?! There are plenty of things you can do in order to become more active.
- Make it fun – Choose something you love doing otherwise it will be difficult continuing your new ”hobby”. Take time to do what makes your soul happy. Be consistent with it, don’t give up although you don’t feel like it every day. We seldom tend to regret a workout.
- Eat so that you have energy to work out – don’t think; if I work out I can have this cookie. Fuel your body so you feel strong and have good energy to work out. Don’t ever punish yourself if you have eaten something less healthy, it happens to all of us. If you eat nutritious, wholesome foods with plenty of good energy you sooner or later want to start moving your body. Eat for strength.