You know you need to exercise. You realise its good for your physical and mental health. You even know – deep down – that it will make you look and feel better.
Yet none of these benefits help stir your motivation.
The reason for that is probably because you have not experienced these benefits for yourself. You have only be told by other people and although the advice makes rational sense, you have to experience it for yourself.
So you have to program your mind to recognise the benefits. Until then, you have to motivate yourself to start exercising so you can recognise the benefits for yourself.
First of all, decide exactly what you want from a health and fitness routine. Then build an exercise routine that enables you to achieve your goals!
Why Fitness Walking Works
Fitness walking a low-commitment, low-impact exercise routine. It’s low-impact is because walking does not course injury or damage to your joints like other sports.
It’s low-commitment because you walk every day anyway. Fitness walking is a natural next step but gives you a better workout than a casual walk.
Fitness walking makes you breathe deeper and causes your heart to pump faster. This means you get more oxygen into your bloodstream.
Your body relies on oxygen to kill bacteria and provide cells with the energy they need to create the body’s natural defence mechanism againbst viruses. With a strong immune system you are less likely to be ill.
A strong immune system also gives you a better defence to defeat coronavirus.
How To Get Motivated
Motivation is really just another word for commitment. So why not commit to staying alive. Coronavirus aside, researchers have found that walking faster extends your life span.
We have covered how to get started with fitness walking in this article so there is no need to repeat it here. Head over there for a strategy. But first, let’s get you motivated.
- Write down what you want to achieve from an exercise routine; feel better, look better, stay alive etc.
- Set personal goals for the week. Start off walking at least three times a week for at least 30-minutes. Your weekly goals will then be expanded to walk further (because you are walking faster) within your allotted time.
- Give yourself a reward when you hit your weekly goal. And when you don’t, be disciplined not to treat yourself.
- Share your goals with people that can, and will, support you.
- Create a schedule for fast walking and stick to it. Once you have a routine, tuning your mindset into exercising is much easier.
You should also download the Sweatcoin app to help you get motivated for fitness walking. Not only does the built-in pedometer count your steps, it converts them into digital currency you can use to purchase merchandise at discounted prices from hundreds of retailers.
The faster you walk, the more steps you clock up, and the more sweatcoins you have to spend. What more motivation you need that goodies at discounted prices?