"In general, people who exercise start eating better and being more productive. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family members. They use their credit cards less often and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a key habit that triggers a generalized change.“- Charles Duhlig
Let's face it: it's not that difficult to start an exercise routine. After all, most of us have tried it more than once. The problem, of course, comes with doing it constantly that is, turning it into a habit.
Very often, your initial enthusiasm evaporates and your energy decreases little by little; you get distracted by other things that happen in your life, or maybe you cannot see results quickly enough and suddenly, boom! You throw the towel. The benefits of exercising are not only noticed physically, but also mentally, which is extrapolated in every corner of your life (even those areas that you had not contemplated). Then, starting to exercise becomes the most practical and effective way to improve your whole life absolutely.
When you are about to start with the habit of exercising, the first thing you must take into account is to start with what you can and be realistic. It is useless to propose a very ambitious goal and give up the short time (or live sore muscles for a full week). Each attempt and failure weakens your self-esteem and generates more mental resistance to begin with. Therefore, the best thing to do is start simply with something much easier than what you consider yourself capable of doing. Being active is easier than you can imagine.
You can include everyday activities or structured exercise or a sport, or a combination of these things. Adapt your weekly routine to fit your own personal circumstances: Here are some ways to accomplish this.
• Walk or go to work on a bicycle.
• Take advantage of all the small opportunities to be active: use the stairs, perform manual tasks.
• Practice a sport, go to the gym or swim two to three times a week.
• At work, walk around to talk with your colleagues instead of sending them an email or talking on the phone.
• Walk instead of driving in the case of short distances or get off the bus one or two stops earlier than usual.
• Organize a group to exercise or walk during lunch time.
• On weekends, take longer walks or ride a bike or do DIY or gardening.
• Park your vehicle at the far end of the parking lot.
• Play with your children in the garden.
• Go for a walk in the park or find out if there are walking clubs in your area.
• Participate in an organized cycling or racing event.