How to get started with physical activity
As mentioned at the beginning, exercising regularly will make the benefits last longer and become more prominent, even on days without training.
Explore different activities
There is no such thing as a perfect workout or exercise, the best one is the one you are motivated to do and get done consistently. Explore different type of activities and find what sparks an energy inside you. Doing an activity that has elements of enjoyment is a key factor for long term motivation. Some of the most popular ways to exercise are running, cycling, sports and lifting weights.
A good way to start is to begin with small and manageable goals. Whether it’s a 10 minutes run or a few rounds of a body workout at home. As you achieve these goals, your confidence will grow, and you’ll be ready for more challenging tasks. Your focus should be on building the habit not chasing the results.
Make a plan
Just like you may have a scheduled routine for your aim training, setup a weekly plan for your physical activity. When designing your weekly plan you need to consider your time available, your current form, and your motivation. Write the plan down on a piece of paper or put it in your calendar. Remember to listen to your body and make changes if needed.
How to Stay Motivated
Motivation will always change. One day you may be super excited and full of energy. On other days it’s hard to find the energy to get out the door. Therefore, you should begin by focusing on building a habit instead of chasing the results. Create consistency by committing to your weekly plan, then the long lasting benefits will soon show up.