February 19th, 2018
Everyone knows how important exercise is. If you want to perform your best at work, it is essential that you get enough exercise. Beyond the benefits it can deliver for your body, it has also been shown to improve the function of your mind as well.
Exercise improves your mood and helps you think better. It helps your memory and your focus. The important thing with exercise is just to get moving. It really doesn’t matter what kind of physical activity you do.
And if you are now living a sedentary lifestyle, don’t think that you have to go out and do something strenuous for several hours. Start small, but just get moving. Here are a few ideas on how to get started.
1. Go for a walk.
Walking has been shown to be one of the best kinds of exercise there is. It helps your cardiovascular system and helps to prevent a range of different illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Start out with a 10 to 15 minute stroll around the neighborhood or to the store. That’s all you need to do. See if you can continue with the brief walks and then gradually begin walking a little further.
2. Do something you enjoy.
If you do a physical activity that you like, you are much more likely to stick with it. Whether it’s tennis, racquetball, volleyball, golf, hiking, or swimming. Find something that you like to do.
3. Be consistent
Schedule your workout, preferably at the same time each day. This will help to ensure that you do it.
4. Do what you can
If you do not have the time to get in an hour-long workout, exercise for however long that you can, even if only for 15 or 20 minutes. Every little bit helps.
5. Make goals
You should write down short-term, medum-term and long-term goals for your exercise regimen. Short term goals would cover things like what you will do each day. Medium-term goals would cover something that you want to accomplish by the end of the month, and long-term goals would cover a year or more.
6. Don’t overdo it
You are not going to train like an Olympian the first time out. Do only what you can, what feels comfortable and build up from there.
7. Exercise with a friend
This will help you to stay motivated.