How to Create a Personal Fitness Plan You Can Stick With

Fitness 101


Getting into Shape With a Fitness Plan


When trying to lose weight and get into shape, you have many choices. Just open a magazine or turn on the television and you'll find a new fitness program that's being called the next best thing. Unfortunately, many of these "latest and greatest" fitness trends aren't cut out for the average person starting a health and fitness program.

So, instead of trying something new and hoping for the best, why not create your own personal fitness plan.

Here's how...

1. Start by considering your current fitness level - Fitness guru's you see on TV don't know your present fitness level. You know where you're at right now and you know your limits. Visit your doctor and speak with him or her about your desire to start a new fitness program. They can be a great resource in helping you develop a personalized exercise and activity plan that will help you burn calories and get in shape.

2. Create your goals - Besides the many health benefits associated with starting a fitness plan, you can motivate yourself more if you create personal goals. So instead of just exercising to lose weight put a goal to it. For example, "I want to lose 10 pounds by summer so I can look my best in my summer clothes" or "I want to improve my endurance so I can run that marathon next year". Once you have a fitness goal, develop your fitness program around it. This will help keep you motivated and assure your success.

3. Pick Activities and Exercises that are not only well rounded but fit your personality and schedule - There are many ways to get in shape. From lifting weights to riding a bike or simply taking an evening walk with the kids the key is to pick activities that fit your personality and schedule. When you do so, exercising will be much more enjoyable and won't feel like another chore on your schedule.

4. Consider yoga - Many people find that practicing yoga helps with their core strength, focus and mental health and include it as part of their overall fitness plan. People of all sizes take yoga classes - it's not just for skinny people who can bend themselves into pretzels!

Remember; when trying to get in shape it's about the journey and not just the destination so make fitness fun. Determine your starting point, set your goals, identify the types of activities you enjoy then create a program that supports you to succeed. Be sure to monitor your progress every step of the way. If you are a patient in our practice, be sure to log in everyday and log your meal and record you daily act.

Regular exercise and physical activity promotes strong bones and muscles. It also improves your respiratory and cardiovascular health. Staying active can also help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.


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