Your doctor's telling you; your family's telling you; your company's HR department is telling you. Sometimes it seems like everyone is telling you to get more exercise.
Fitness Over 40
If I've learned one thing as a personal trainer it's that working out is the easy part of getting fit. The hard part is wrapping your life and your brain around the new habits you'll need to sustain life-long fitness.
Motivation to exercise is a holy grail that some people seem to chase their whole life. So how do other people manage to make time to exercise and get excited about doing it?
So you started the year with lots of resolve to get your fitness program back on track, but spring has sprung, and you're no closer to achieving your fitness goals than you were three months ago. You're thinking about hiring a personal trainer to help you meet your goals, but how do you choose from the hundreds of personal trainers in your area? (A search of the American Council on Exercise directory found 840 ACE-certified personal trainers within 25 miles of downtown Denver--yikes!)
It's easy to stick with your new exercise program for a week or two at the beginning of the year, but how do you get motivated to exercise once the shiny glow of the New Year has worn off? All that resolve you promised yourself in January is hard to hold on to during the cold, dark days of February. If you're already finding your resolution to exercise regularly is on the back burner, these tips to stay motivated may help you get back on track.
The Baby Boom generation is the generation that will never grow old. Or at least that's what we keep telling ourselves. So how did so many of us manage to get so overweight and out of shape? Even if you were an avid athlete in your youth, chances are your life, your career and your family managed to crowd out the physical activities you used to find enjoyable. You may also find that you now have aches, pains, or more serious medical conditions that make exercise difficult or even painful.
The first month of the New Year is more than half over, and if your resolution to get fit for 2012 is already falling by the wayside, you might need a helping hand.
Judging from the crowds on the walking and hiking trails and the cars in the parking lots of the gyms and rec centers this month, I'm guessing that lots of Denverites made a New Year's resolution to get more exercise.
This video came to my attention through Facebook, and I'm on a mission to share it as widely as I can, because the message is simple, clear, and right on the money.
Show of hands: how many of you have been making the same New Year's resolution year after year? "This year I'm going to lose weight," you say. "This year I'm going to get my finances under control." Whatever your resolution, chances are, if you've failed it's because of one of these ten reasons.