Have you ever started a fitness program and then quit? If you answered yes, you're not alone. There are lots of things that can derail a new fitness program, boredom, slow results, work and family obligations, lack of support, etc. There are many more reasons, however, why staying on track is so important.
According to the research guidebook, Adult Outdoor Fitness Parks, Best Practices for Promoting Community Health by Increasing Physical Activity, maintaining a regular fitness routine can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow you to enjoy these benefits.
Being our most healthy requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. It includes regular exercise, avoiding junk foods and bad habits like smoking and alcohol, and getting adequate amount of rest. But like any change in routine, sometimes it can be difficult. Our team at Power Systems wrote an excellent articles about staying on track to reach your goals last February, (right about the time that people start to abandon their New Year’s Resolutions!) Whether you are giving up a bad habit, trying to eat better, or exercise more, it’s a great motivator to help you climb back on the healthy bandwagon. Check out the full text here.