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How To Achieve Fitness Goals As A Business Owner!

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Mar 22, 2022
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Written By:
Patricia Opsima

The tendency to despise physical activity is prevalent among entrepreneurs and business owners, especially those very involved in the nitty-gritty aspect of the business. It does need a great deal of your time and effort. Physical fitness is very important because it makes you clear your mind and it can bring out the best in you. It is important to entrepreneurs and business owners to relieve themselves from stress and clear their minds for new ideas.

Even if you loathe exercising or have never experienced the feel-good endorphins that flood your brain after a good workout, it's possible that you haven't found the proper form of exercise for you. Consider its activity rather than physical activity, rather than exercise, because research has proven that you need both.

An American Cancer Society study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2018 discovered a link between long periods of sitting and an increased risk of death from cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and diseases of the kidneys, lungs, and liver; there's also a higher risk of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other nervous system disorders, according to the study.

For those of you who want to quit loathing workouts and creating reasons to avoid it, here's how to overcome each of your exercise excuses, get back into action, and give your body the respect it deserves.

Here Are 5 Tips On How To Make It Work:

Don’t Force Yourself

Some people are inspired by challenges, and some enjoy being pushed, whereas others despise being forced. If you are feeling down and unmotivated, don’t force yourself to work out because you will just hate your workout the whole time.

Always remember:
  • Exercise is an option, not a punishment like a jail sentence. Knowing that you are in control of your activities may help you to move in the right direction.
  • Every day is a new adventure. It is possible that you will have to put more effort at times in order to stay committed.

Start Slowly and Not Abruptly

Don't try to accomplish too much too quickly. It is not necessary to go out and run three miles as aggressively as you can if you want to attempt to run. What you can do is alternate between running and walking. You can do one-minute intervals. If you start running abruptly, you may get muscle pains and you would be unmotivated to run again because you don’t want to deal with the pain. Run at a slow pace first because this can build up your agility.

This can pertain to any fitness workout. You can’t just lift those heavy weights right away because that can give you an injury. Baby steps first! It’s all about finding ways to progress your fitness journey the right way, not cutsies!

Find A Workout That Works For You

Not everyone will be ready to handle running. Experiment with a diverse array of exercises to see which ones work best for you. Running, swimming, biking, using an elliptical machine, Zumba, dance, or enrolling in a kickboxing class are all examples of physical activity. Alternatively, you might prefer to work out to music on your computer or dance in your living room. Everything is in motion, and that is a good thing.

It's also important to keep in mind that many basic exercises, such as walking, can help you maintain your physical fitness. According to a 2015 study by Beth Lewis, director of the University of Minnesota's School of Kinesiology, the more you enjoy exercising, the more mental strength you'll have that you'll be able to overcome any obstacles to exercise, which means you'll be more likely to stick with your fitness regime.

Set A Realistic Goal

Setting a goal is a good way to motivate yourself to exercise. When it comes to setting goals, one of the most common wrong decisions people make is attempting to accomplish everything all at once. Whatever your goals are, whether it's to hit the gym every day or eliminate added sugar from your diet, focus first on trying to squeeze into an exercise schedule and then on modifying your eating plan, rather than attempting to do it all at once and overwhelming yourself.

Beginning your adventure toward your goal with something more doable and realistic in mind increases your chances of successfully navigating any mental obstacles that may arise along the way to reaching your destination. When you are just getting started, setting a smaller, more doable goal, such as exercising twice a week, is more realistic than setting a larger, more challenging goal, such as exercising every day. It is possible to lose confidence when you set a large goal, making it even harder for you to stick to it. However, by setting and achieving attainable goals, you can start with a few significant victories.

Have Fun With Your Fitness Journey

To become a healthier, more fit version of yourself is a long process that involves many small achievements along the way. Allow yourself to take pleasure in gaining knowledge on new things, testing new meals, and gaining newfound faith and trust in yourself as you go through life. Self-improvement should be enjoyable, and it will demonstrate to you just how much you can accomplish if you shift your focus to it! Take pleasure in working toward your objectives, and be sure to take pride in your achievements, no matter how small they may appear to be.

Look for sports or activities that you enjoy, and then change up your regimen to spice things up. If you aren't getting any satisfaction out of your workouts, switch things up. Join a tennis club or try golf to meet new people. Take a salsa dancing class to improve your skills. Visit a yoga studio or a jujitsu center to get some exercise. If you prefer to exercise at home, you can find videos of many different types of exercise classes, such as yoga, high-intensity interval training, and Zumba, on the internet. Alternatively, go for a walk or jog in a nearby park.

Here are some podcasts that you need to listen to to be more motivated in starting your fitness goals:

Men's Health

Harpers Bazaar

Key Takeaway:

It is not an easy task to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. The first and most important step is to change your mentality. It's common for people to despise exercise because it's tiresome. The demands of everyday life are already overwhelming, and adding exercise to the list is just one more thing we must juggle. However, once you understand all of the gains you can obtain from it, it will begin to feel less like a daunting task and more like the part of your day that you look forward to instead.

   Take that step towards your fitness goals now!

Patricia Opsima

SEO Specialist
Health & Wellness

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