Jumping into the New Year

January 26, 2022

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Setting Realistic Fitness Goals According to Your Lifestyle 

With the New Year comes new resolutions, often new fitness goals are championed to kick start the month of January. We all know how overwhelming it can be to alter your lifestyle overnight, which is why it's crucial to adapt to the one you already have. Instead of holding yourself to unrealistic workout regimes that never seem to stick maybe consider more creative ways to get your body moving. Exercising doesn’t have to be a burden, rather it should be something you look forward to and enjoy doing on a regular basis. As stated in the Help Guide you need the right mind set and a smart approach to make exercising a habit and part of your own personal lifestyle. 

Below are some suggestions for all ages and or fitness levels to make exercising more enjoyable. 

  • Have a Positive Mindset: Don’t look down upon yourself if the gym isn’t for you, there are plenty of other ways to get active like going for a nature walk or going to a yoga class. As long as your body is moving, something is better than nothing. 

  • Believe in Yourself: Showing kindness to yourself promotes a positive way of being therefore increasing your likelihood to exercise weekly if not daily. Keep yourself motivated by the outcomes you wish to achieve. 

  • Rethink your Expectations: Set realistic goals for yourself and know that you may not get the results you want instantaneously as to stay away from discouragement. You must put in the work before you can get rewarded for it.  

          Let the beginning of the New Year be a successful one with a workout routine that compliments your lifestyle. Whether that may be a walk on a local beach, a fun fitness class, or even just jumping rope in your driveway it is essential to do something that you enjoy. Let the physical activity be a motivator for daily exercise rather than a burden.  

What are some fun exercises have you incorporated into your lifestyle? Email us at healthy.unh@unh.edu

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