By. Navaseon Norfork
Sometimes the idea of being in a gym can horrify an individual. The sweaty people, the loud noises, unfamiliarity with the gym setup or equipment, or possibly just the loneliness can spark anxiety or fear. Not only must the occasional fear and anxiety be overcome, we must also deal with the required scheduling, organization, and preparation that must take place before a training session. For some, this task can be daunting. All of this is doesn’t mention the fact most of us also work a 9-5 job and have everyday chores that must be attended to. With so much on one’s plate you have to ask yourself, how can I still fit in physical activity? Well I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a few. Listed below are a few tips to help you remain active without it becoming a chore. Apply one or all of these to your daily programming and see how they benefit you.
Don’t plan, Just do
We all like to sort out our day and arrange it into the perfect schedule. But how does that usually go for us? “I’ll go workout around 7:00” 7:15 rolls around “Work tired me out today, I’ll just do it at a later date.” That’s what used to occasionally rolls through my mind around exercise time. Then one day I asked myself, why put a time on it. I know that on this day I want to exercise at some point when I’m free. I may be free at 4:00 or it may be at 6:00 but I know for sure I’ll get a workout in today. By not putting a time on it you release a bit of the pressure and with the release of pressure I feel you become more compelled to do something rather than just sit around.
Not every workout has to be strictly structured and put together through days, weeks, months of preparation. Sometimes you have to be a little spontaneous. Spontaneity can lead to more fun activities and with everything less planned the stress associated with planned exercise is reduced and it leads to more open minded exercise.
Involve other people
I think this topic speaks for itself. Get your friends involved and physical activity becomes more entertaining, while potentially upping the level of competiveness (which is always great). Doesn’t necessarily have to be your friends either. Grab a younger family member and take them for a day on the park. Hop on the swing, the slide, the monkey bars and it will all involve physical activity. Wow, that park idea may be used by me todayJ
These are just a few examples of how to stay active. There are lots of ways to remain on the move and keep your body working. Try to keep these tips in mind next time you feel yourself submerging into couch potato mode to try to light a spark.
Thank you all for reading.