Everyone wants to keep fit. The problem is, it can be difficult for some to get the fitness momentum, as well as keep it. Whether you’re already going to the gym or trying to include fitness into your routine, you always want to be motivated to strive to be in tiptop shape.
Here are six fitness tips to help keep you in top form:
Make a schedule
Work and responsibilities at home can put a damper on your desire to be fitter. It’s hard to motivate yourself for a jog or a visit to the gym if you have lots of things on your plate. The best way to squeeze a workout in is to have a flexible schedule. Look for gaps in your current schedule. Yes, no matter how busy you are, there will always be some time in your schedule. Even if it’s just 15 minutes. Work your way up from that. When you start getting momentum, target a fixed schedule. Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself making more time for your workouts.
Do some dynamic stretching
Flexibility decreases with age. However, if you keep your body in tip-top shape, it can help delay the onset of flexibility issues. That’s why even senior citizens are encouraged to stretch and do mild exercises. Always include stretching exercises in your routine. Actually, even in everyday life. Static stretches are no longer the norm. Try dynamic stretches. This type of stretching activity allows your muscles to move freely, thus, they get stretched and warmed up more. Examples of dynamic stretching are arm swings, hip twists, lunges, ankle bounces, and toe touches. Make dynamic stretches a permanent fixture in your pre- and post-workout routines. Include it in your everyday life, as well. Do stretches when you wake up in the morning and at work, especially after you’ve been sitting for some time. You’ll find that it will do wonders for your flexibility.