It’s very common for people to start off exercise programs very enthusiastically. It’s new and exciting and even when starting with the best intentions, the novelty can soon wear off. A person is left facing the need to exercise, but can lack the motivation. Exercise assists alongside chiropractic care by helping the body to have improved function by loosening up and stretching out joints and muscles. The following are areas to improve on how to find motivation to exercise everyday.
A person is more likely to maintain their exercise program when it is part of their routine. Some people begin getting up earlier and exercising at the same time daily. After a period of time, a person’s mind and body will notice something is not right if they don’t exercise. They will experience the benefits of exercising without making a conscious effort to do it. As a person’s ability to exercise increases, they gladly make adjustments to accommodate it.
It helps to find an inspirational person. This could be a friend, family member or nationally known figure, that can be related to in many ways. If there is someone who has fought the odds to meet their exercise goals, then hearing about how they struggled to achieve their exercise goals can provide inspiration. It makes people realize that they are no different from someone who faced the same types of challenges. If this person can succeed, it’s possible they can too.
A person’s attitude toward exercise will have a lot of influence on their motivation. There are people who do not like to exercise. They need to have a set of exercise goals and desired results to achieve. An exercise routine should begin at a comfortable pace. It is harmful when a person to pushes themselves too hard in the beginning. They could feel defeated and have a desire to quit. Attitudes are contagious. When a person exercises with someone or is around other people who have a positive attitude about exercise, it will influence them.
Some people enjoy team sports. Others like to train for individual sports. Some people are not competitive and only want to exercise for the sake of exercising. Everybody should find a way to make exercising a pleasant experience. Some people enjoy listening to music as they run or lift weights. In many cases, people have taken classes because they enjoy the social aspect of exercising. It’s important to discover an exercise routine that is fun. This will motivate a person to exercise even if they don’t feel like it.
It’s important for people to set goals when they begin an exercise program. A person should then give themselves a reward when they reach them. The goals could be everything from not missing an exercise session for a period of time to running a distance under a specific time and more. Rewards could involve food, new shoes or anything a person wants to have. Knowing there is a specific reward in the future motivates many people to continue exercising.
At Core Wellness Centre in Toronto, Dr. Kris enlists in an overall approach to well-being that includes a nutritional analysis, exercise routine and posture analysis along-side chiropractic care. Give us a call on (416) 479 – 8311 if you would like more information on how we can help.