Staying active is one of the most difficult things we face in our daily lives. Many things can squash our motivation, but in the end…aren’t you worth it? Olivia would say- YES!
Making time to be active is like making time to eat, to be with your family, or watch your favorite show (and yes, you can workout while you watch that show). But still, many factors can inhibit your routine, and let’s face it, it’s easier to get OUT of a routine than to get into one. But here are some helpful tips to keep you motivated.
#1 DO IT FOR YOU. Dedication to caring for yourself, so that you can be there for others is by far the best reason. Are you trying to loose weight? Increase your stamina? Build strength? The great thing is, when you do this, you are also reducing your risk of diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and various cancers, including Colon Cancer.
#2 YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO THE GYM! The world is your oyster. You can walk, play freeze-tag with your kids, clean the house, dance in your pajamas, or play with your dog. You can even download apps on your phone for intervals, weight training, and cardio!
#3 GET YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS INVOLVED. Getting the family involved is a great key to success as you can depend on each other to pick you up when you feel sluggish! Join a race as a team, clean up a the neighborhood, or simply go on a walk together. You can find local races and walks in your area at active.com.
#4 DON’T GIVE UP. We all face times when the world gets us down, or the meeting went long, or the kids are sick. Just because you miss a day, or a week, or a month, doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. Keep Moving Forward and LivON!
Most importantly, remember that you have the right do this for you!