Hello New Year! The time is upon us and lots of New Year's resolutions are
hovering around out there. As you plan your goals for the coming year, remember
to be realistic and specific with your goals and the tasks at hand to complete
them. Keep your tasks simple and measurable, so you can see positivity and
improvement right away, and eventually achieve those goals!
As far as setting goals for fitness, if you are just starting an
exercise routine, ease into it, and consider seeing your physician for a full
physical. If you are new to the gym or back after a long break, consider
talking with the personal trainers if you need some guidance, and if you're
taking a class, let your instructor know that you are new and any concerns
or issues you may have. It's helpful and reassuring to have qualified and
experienced personal trainers and staff members looking out for you. Also think about getting a partner to
exercise with you! It helps to have a friend, family member, or work colleague
for motivation and support.
Here's what the American Heart Association has to say and it is so important:
"Being physically active for at least 30 minutes on five or more days each week
can help you not only look and feel better, but it can also help reduce your
risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Living a physically active
lifestyle has many benefits, and all of these benefits can begin with moderate
activity. This includes things like walking, biking – even housework and
gardening. And if you enjoy more vigorous activities, that's great too. The more
active you are, the more benefits you gain. The most important thing is to get
more active everyday. And it’s never too late to start." Spread the word!
There is so much great information on their website: www.americanheart.org.