We all have had experiences starting an exercise program with great fanfare, only to be forgotten and stopped within a few days. Some people wait for the New Year to start the exercise program or wait for another day to start the program. But it never happens. Humans are prone to procrastination when it comes to starting and sticking to an exercise regimen.
Is there a best time to start exercising? The answer is that there is no better time to start doing exercise than NOW. Today is the best day to start it. Once you start it, continuing with the habit of exercise is yet another matter. This article examines why now is the best time to start exercising and ways to stick with.
Most people wait until they find the perfect gym or fitness center to start an exercise program. The reality is that you don’t need a fancy place or equipment to exercise. You can exercise anywhere. It can be walking to your work, taking a stroll at your lunch break or hitting the office gym in the morning. The possibilities are endless. Some people make it a habit to play with the kids for half an hour in the evening, jog with their dogs or play tennis or soccer with friends. The key is to make exercise a part of your daily routine.
Start Early in the Morning
The best time of the day to do exercise is to wake up early and be done with it. You are not yet distracted from the troubles of the day early in the morning. You will start your day with more energy and a feeling of accomplishment.
Find a Friend
It is not easy to stick to your exercise routine unless you have company. A group of people doing exercise is much better than doing it alone. This gives motivation to everyone to show up regularly. It has also the benefit of being active socially. There are many apps available today to keep track of your progress and to compare your performance against the members of the group.?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>
Find a Trainer
If you are serious about keeping at it, then you should consider hiring a personal trainer, who can provide lessons and keep you motivated. The advantage of having a personal trainer includes sticking to a strict schedule as well as learning to focus on what’s best for your needs. Most trainers plan a program based on your personal goals such as losing weight, building muscles, etc.
Track Your Performance
It is important to track your performance on a daily basis. There are many useful apps available on your smart phone to track how many steps you completed or what other exercises you completed. Other tools such as fitbit also helps you keep track on your goals.
There is no better time than now to start an exercise program. Find few friends, form a small group and get on with it. It is one of the best investments that you can make for yourself.