Whether your a student or a professional who works around the clock, it can be challenging to juggle a full-time schedule while enduring an exercise routine.
Studies have shown that moderate exercise have proven to reduce stress hormones and other chemicals that suppress the immune system. Moderate exercise can also benefit health and extends life. Before you embark on your journey to a healthier lifestyle, ask your doctor to find the best type of exercise for you.
To get started, here are some tips on how to be more physically active:
1) Plan a Schedule
According to a new data, the average American spends 5 hours per day on social media. It’s important to organize your time to make room for a workout. Plan out a schedule by setting a minimum of 1 hour of your day to physical exercise.
2) Set Measurable Goals
Being healthy shouldn’t be a race. Of course, you would want to challenge yourself every week to take your workout to the next level. Make sure your work out goals are realistic and measurable. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends to exercise 30 mins per day 5 times a week. Once you’ve become attuned to this exercise routine, you can gradually increase your minutes from a 30 minutes workout to a solid 1 hour.
3) Try Aerobic Exercise
I’ve personally started on committing to an exercise routine that involves aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise have shown to strengthen the heart and increase stamina. Aerobic exercise also reduces the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke and certain types of cancer. I highly recommend aerobic exercise for individuals who wants to undergo a lifestyle change. Some aerobic exercises include:
- Fast walking
- Jogging or running
- Cross-country skiing
The first few month of intense aerobic exercise will be challenging. The good news is that once you’ve committed to a routine that compliments your schedule, the workout becomes enjoyable. You will notice your mood will dramatically improve and your body will become stronger. Remember, embarking on a healthy lifestyle takes time, patience, and persistence. When heading to your local gym, try these tips out and see for yourself!