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Keep it Simple

11 Jan

adult%20fitness14cropped1Here’s a simple fitness rule: DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY.

And, although it sounds easy enough, it’s also easy to get off track.

Two important considerations for an effective fitness regimen are proximity and simplicity (research shows that compliance is less likely if your workout is far away and/or complicated).

Rediscover your love of fitness.  The health and wellness benefits of exercise are well documented, and it’s a great stress reliever.

Just do something active for 30 to 45 minutes a day and your health will benefit.  This strategy is also likely to improve your quality of life and longevity.

And you can modify the intensity of your activity to accommodate your fitness level and desired results.


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Push Yourself: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

7 Nov

If you want to improve your strength, speed, agility, and athleticism, you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone.  That means you can’t limit yourself to the exercises you’re comfortable with, or those you like.  Same goes for the intensity level of your workout.  It’s not (and won’t be) easy.  It’s supposed to be challenging… you’ve got to push yourself.

There’s going to be fatigue and there’s going to be soreness.  You can’t just workout on the days you feel like it.  It doesn’t work that way.  Think about your goals.  Why are you doing this, in the first place?  For most of us, it’s about self-improvement.  We want to “upgrade” ourselves in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • The way we perform
  • The way we look (our appearance)
  • The way we feel (health and wellness)

The desire to perform, look, and feel better is one thing.  Most people have that.  The motivation, willingness, and drive to do the work necessary to achieve that is a different story.  The latter is what separates those who really want it from those who are merely enamored with the notion of self-improvement.  To do what’s necessary to achieve your goals requires discipline.  You can thrown in a few more of the “D”s as well… dedication, determination, desire, and drive.

Write down your goals.  Revisit them often.  Use them as motivation on a daily basis.  Adjust your training periodically, as necessary, to ensure it’s aligned with your goals.  Your mind will try to tell your body to stop.  Your body doesn’t have to listen.  Push yourself now and reap the rewards for your efforts later.


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