Somehow, 2018 has flown by and we’re at the start of a brand new year. Trying to figure out what fitness new year’s resolutions to make (and that you can see through)? Here’s three to start with.
Do something active every day.
Health and fitness bodies like the Health Promotion Board recommend 150 minutes of physical activity a week, to stay in optimal health. How on earth is a sedentary person going to achieve that, you ask? The good news: Lifestyle activities count too. If you move often enough, you may not even need a workout routine to clock those 150 minutes!
Hit the gym more often.
It’s proven: How often you visit the gym after joining is a strong predictor of your future attendance. Some researchers say that habits need 21 days to be cultivated. So if your last visit was one month ago, chances are high that you’ll won’t be going back to the gym in future. Of course, visiting the gym often is easier said than done. Work stress, family commitments and personal health play a big part in influencing your decision to exercise. Knowing yourself and what motivates you will go a long way.
Try a new sport.
Why not? As we get older, our senses turn duller. Our ability to absorb information and pick up new skills declines. Physical reflexes are poorer. Joints become stiffer. To slow down these undesirable ageing effects, consider learning a new sport. It will widen your perspectives and social circle, and also boost your zest for life.