Ready to Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle? How to get Started with Physical Activity

07.01.24 02:03 PM Comment(s) By Vivek Gupta

Starting with physical activity can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have been sedentary for a while. However, incorporating physical activity into your daily routine can have many benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases, improving mental health, and increasing overall well-being.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

Start small: It's important to start with manageable goals that you know you can achieve. For example, start with a 10-minute walk around the block and gradually increase the duration and intensity of your activity.
Find something you enjoy: Physical activity doesn't have to be a chore. Find an activity that you enjoy, whether it's dancing, swimming, or hiking. This will make it easier to stick with your routine.
Make it a habit: Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or go for a walk during your lunch break.

Get support: Enlist the help of friends or family members to help you stay motivated and accountable. You can also join a fitness class or group to meet like-minded individuals.

Be patient: Remember that starting a new habit takes time. Don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate results. Stay committed, and you will begin to see the benefits of physical activity over time.
Incorporating physical activity into your daily routine may seem challenging at first, but with the right mindset and approach, it can become a sustainable habit that improves your overall health and well-being.

Carla Baccio is a National-Board certified Health and Wellness coach and has a master’s degree in Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Wellness from Liberty University.

Vivek Gupta

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