Statistics show that obesity in the world has almost tripled since 1975. This is not only because the number of fast food chains around the world have multiplied, as we often like to believe, but also because people have grown lazy. This laziness keeps them from getting up early in the morning to go for a run and chained to their beds when it is time to hit the gym.
Establishing a Fitness Routine
As a result, there has been a rise in the number of people suffering from serious diseases caused by obesity. The numbers of people seeking health insurance for chronic diseases has increased over the years.
But why is it so difficult to establish a fitness routine? Is it just because we are lazy? Well, not really. It is also because we do not establish fitness programs that are sustainable. We either go hard or go home. That is not how fitness programs work. You go slowly but surely. Here are your steps to design a great fitness program to follow:
Assess your fitness
The very first step is to assess your fitness. This helps not only compare future results but also helps you understand the path to tread. You can do this by taking basic measurements like your heart rate after walking a mile and similar measures. Your Body Mass Index will also play a huge role in the process.
What Do You Want?
Next you decide what you are going for. Do you want muscles that you can show off at the next summer pool party that you go to? Or do you want a lean physique with defined muscle cuts? Or do you prioritize fitness rather than muscles? Answering these questions will help you pick a routine for your fitness program.
Once you decide what you want to achieve, you can place your finger on what you really need. You might decide that you want to bring in a treadmill into your house for your routine. But then you should also consider whether you are willing to spend on the equipment or not.
But you should always keep in mind that the most expensive equipment is not always what you need. You could get cost-effective equipment for your fitness routine given that it is enjoyable for you to use.
The final and most important phase of setting a fitness is to get to work. It is to stop looking for excuses to take cheat day. Of course, you should start small and set perks for yourself. If you are running, start running just 1 mile on day one and taking the time to understand your own limitations. But the important thing is to keep going. Only if you keep at it can you achieve any real progress and growth. Otherwise you will just find that you not only stay unfit but get miserable as the your efforts keep leading to failure.
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