Five Shortcuts To Improve Your Health
Better health isn’t just
about looking better. It can also help you to feel stronger, more flexible,
reduce pain and feel happier overall. If you’re an inactive person, it can be
challenging to change your lifestyle. Here are a few tips that might make it a
Sign up for a race or
Fear is a powerful motivator, and having a
challenge looming can create a sense of urgency to improve your fitness. You
don’t need to sign up for a marathon straight away, but something that lies
just outside your current fitness level is a great place to start.
Join a team.
You may not feel committed to your exercise
routine, but being part of a team can get you out of the house when you’d much
rather be a couch potato. Joining a team can have added social benefits by
increasing your sense of community and expanding your social circle.
Make it a habit.
Upgrade your daily exercise to be a
non-negotiable part of your routine, increase the priority level and refuse to
reschedule. In the long run, you’ll be grateful that you have created a habit
that’s difficult to break. If you can also keep track of your attendance, set
yourself the added challenge of not missing a day to put the habit in place.
Be honest about what you
enjoy and what you don’t.
We all have different preferences when it
comes to activity, and taking the time to identify which sport is right for you
can be the secret to long term success. If you’re a thrill-seeker, you might
find mountain biking infinitely more rewarding than an hour at the gym. For
others, the peacefulness of a yoga session can be just what they need after a
stressful workday. There are many options other than a gym membership, and many
come with added benefits of improved self-esteem as you learn a new skill and
are an easy way to make new friends.
Many of us respond better to positive
reinforcement than punishment, or at least it is a nicer experience. For
example, rather than restricting calories when you miss a day of exercise,
reward yourself with a massage when you have reached a small goal. Choosing a
reward that is also beneficial for your health can help avoid a boom/bust
attitude towards your health.
None of the information in this article is a replacement for proper
medical advice. Always see a medical professional for advice on your condition.
If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact the clinic on 028 92666959, or if you need any further information on things you could be doing to overcome an injury then check out the website