Starting a new workout plan can be exciting. If you are like most beginners, you probably want to do everything at once. This is a big mistake. By pushing yourself too hard, you will soon lose your motivation or feel too tired to continue. Not to mention that working out can be risky, especially for people who are obese or haven't exercised in a long time.
To be physically active is much easier than most of us think. It’s enough to dedicate a little of a daily time for an activity that is fun for you. If your schedule is tight or you don’t like to workout, you still can find ways to be more active. You don’t necessarily need to go to the gym – you can choose an activity that fits your daily lifestyle.
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states“ (Carol Welch). However, "physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase“ (Joseph Pilates).
Want to stay fit or lose a few pounds? Have you just started a new workout plan? If so, you should put your health first and make exercise a habit. Consistency is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Even if you may not be able to hit the gym daily, you can do your workout at home. What you need is motivation and commitment.
Thomas Jefferson was right by saying that "walking is the best possible exercise". You can do it anywhere and anytime without any special equipment. It has many health benefits, as well.
Physical activity is usually made to seem too complex. For most people exercise means workouts involving gyms, equipment, and special clothing. However, the real key to success is changing your lifestyle by increasing your general level of activity throughout the day.