As the new year begins, many people have made resolutions and many more have already broken them. We’ve got a few tips and tricks to get you on the right track and to help you stay there.
Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered there, too.
Focus on starting – It’s much easier to start a habit than it is to stop one and most of the time, getting started is more than half the battle.
Set reasonable goals – If you haven’t gotten out of your armchair in a while, don’t expect to run a marathon tomorrow. In fact, start small. For the first week, just put on your walking shoes, then the next week, go out your front door every day.
Plan your progress – Hope is just that. “I hope I get in shape soon,” has a large chance of staying right there, but success always has a plan. Read on to start making yours.
We’d love to hear about your success! Drop us a line anytime. Happy New Year!
Ask the Experts:
Q: How do I start exercising after years of inactivity?
A: If you have been inactive for a long time, jumping back into exercise or starting a new program in full force can be detrimental. Start with a short 10 to 15-minute session and then add five minutes to each session, increasing every two to four weeks. Gradually build up to being active at least 30 minutes a day for most days of the week. Also, make sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids before, during, and after exercise.
Quick Tips: Piriformis Stretch
This is an excellent exercise for people that sit for prolonged periods and are relatively sedentary. It is also commonly prescribed for people with ‘sciatica’ or ‘sciatic-like’ symptoms, as the sciatic nerve runs under this muscle. This stretch will allow you to sit longer without pain and may help with ‘sciatic’ pain, or stiffness in your hip.
Quote of The Day
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”