How do you "start exercise?"
A top benefit of freelancing and entrepreneurship is owning your schedule. But don't you hate those things that still make it so hard to exercise?
Maybe you've never tried it before, didn't think it was important, or don't think you have time. But now that you're thinking about it, how would you start?
Knowing which steps to take for productivity and health make it easy to start Exercise!
You're not alone! Motivation, prioritization, and knowing why you need exercise are crucial. And it is important- getting active reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and sneaky weight gain. It also improves circulation and mental clarity, keeps you focused, and makes your work feel easier.
Read More: Exercise May Boost Work Productivity by 12%
The next step is to make something you like easy for you and your schedule!
1) Start small
If you're just getting started, a 10-minute walking break twice per week will feel like a major accomplishment. It's an infinite improvement over not exercising at all. Participants in a University of British Columbia study had significant improvements in memory and thinking skills with two 1-hour sessions per week. Imagine how 120 minutes/week would help you feel great and work better!
2) Join a group fitness or dance class
Exercising together makes it fun and social! Getting to know people in your class gives you a sense of community. You'll also feel a little guilty if you skip a day for no reason. Salsa is my favorite; it's easy to start, you see your improvement, and it doesn't even feel like a workout.
3) Start exercise with an online personal trainer
Have a qualified wellness coach create and follow up on a personalized workout plan! A program that fits your schedule = consistency and improvement. Let the expression "Those who pay, pay attention" work for you. Want to learn more about online personal training?