There are many reasons why we might become more sedentary as we age; health issues, pain or balance, etc. Or perhaps you feel that exercise is just not for you. No matter your current physical condition, these tips can help you stay motivated to keep moving!
Keep in mind, participating in a balanced fitness program contributes to your overall health. Exercise can help boost your energy, maintain your strength, protect your heart and manage symptoms of illness.
If you are starting to be more active, remember to take it slow. Walking for 10 minutes at a time, several days a week can be a great way to start. It’s easy to become discouraged with your exercising so here are a few tips to keep you motivated and moving.
Focus on your short-term goals
Focus on increasing your energy levels. Decide was is most important to your overall health and take baby steps in that direction.
Keep a journal
Writing down your activities will not only keep you accountable but will also be a celebration of all that you have accomplished.
Find a workout buddy
Working out with a friend can encourage your daily activity and keep you motivated.
Change your perspective
Think of all the reasons why exercise and movement would be beneficial for you. Take inspiration from those around you!
Make it fun!
Whether it’s chair yoga, tai chi or your walking group, make your workout fun! Join a group of friends or maybe start a group of your own.
Our Landings community encourages active lifestyles. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to keep moving and stay fit. If you have an idea for a new exercise or would like to start your very own group, please let one of our staff know! Let’s continue to keep each other motivated!