Tips for Getting and Staying Fit
Incorporating daily exercise into your life can be simple and fun. There are many ways to improve and maintain your health. But it’s important to find the approaches that work best for you. So check out the tips below. They can help you start achieving your health and fitness goals.
- 1. Eat healthy, nutritious food and drink lots of water. When it comes to senior fitness, fueling your body with good food and staying hydrated is one of the most important steps to take. It helps keep your body energized and feeling strong, which makes working out much easier.
- 2. Take part in a variety of exercises and activities. Join exercise classes and find free or inexpensive activities in your community. Changing up your routine makes exercise more interesting, and it helps ensure that you’re working all of your major muscle groups.
- 3. Create a schedule and keep track of your activities. Pick a day every week to sit down and plan your exercises and activities for the next seven days. Include in-home workouts, classes, and any other activities and outings that count as exercise, such as mowing the lawn or walking around a shopping mall. It will be easier to commit to your fitness program if you write it down and keep it in a visible spot such as the fridge door or kitchen table.
- 4. Plan to complete your exercises or activities at the times of day when your energy is the highest. You’ll be setting yourself up for greater success if you exercise when you feel your best and have the most energy.
- 5. Ask your friends and family for support. And ask them to join you. Having a support system can be key to keeping your fitness program on track. Along with helping you stay accountable, spending time and staying fit with your family members is also enjoyable.
- 6. Cut back on your workouts or reduce their intensity if you’re excessively sore or in pain afterwards. It may be a sign that you’re working too hard for your fitness level. Working out at the right level is more enjoyable, which means that you’re more likely to stick to your routine and less likely to incur workout-related injuries.
- 7. Stay positive. You may find that there are things you can’t do, but there’s still probably a lot that you can do. So focus your mind on all of the great things you can do to keep in shape. And praise yourself for creating a workout routine and sticking with it.
- 8. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. If you have any health conditions, disabilities, or physical limitations that you’re concerned about, then be sure to speak with your doctor before beginning any kind of exercise.
Ralph Bredahl is Arizona Independent Medicare Broker. He can be reached at 602-390-8573