Smash Your Long-Term Fitness Goals
Exercise vs. training, where do you fit in?
If you walk into a gym on any given day, you’ll likely observe a few different camps among the metal bars, weights, racks, and machines.
Some aimlessly wade through air on the elliptical as they knock out some Netflix. Others may follow a guided program from a device—this might include kettle bells, weighted balls, and a prime position in front of the mirror. A few seemingly more serious-looking regulars whose shaker bottles, support belts, and disposition signal a deliberate intention.
With countless ways to condition the body, and just as many motivations to drive progress, It’s clear, fitness is personal.
Exercise is essential to living an active life and preventing numerous diseases of the body, brain, and spirit. There are few, if any, disadvantages to amping up your sweat sessions.
At a minimum, you should aim to move more and sit less throughout the day and schedule 150 minutes of physical activity into your schedule each week. For many, once they notice the positive benefits of exercise, they see value in adding a program, joining a fitness group, or participating in a team sport. If you’re curious about the immediate and long-term benefits of elevating your exercise routine, consider incorporating a training routine and tracking your progress along the way. Starting a fitness journal may just be your exciting entry into a new level of wellness.
Tracking your fitness is a great way to approach a program, regardless of your fitness level, to discover if it’s the right fit for you. If you’re just beginning or need to be more focused on an activity or sport you’re already involved in, here’s how to make those minutes count. Grab a pen.