Many people have started their New Year off by making New Year’s resolutions, hoping to create positive change in their life. One common theme that most of you will have is to lose some weight and to improve health and fitness. However, I think both of them go hand in hand, by focusing on improving your health and fitness, you will lose some weight along the way.
To improve your health and fitness, you need to focus on your nutrition as well as exercise. I have discussed nutrition before in Best Diet for 2020. So you may be wondering what is the best exercise to get fit or to lose some weight. However, I believe that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to exercise.
Do more than you’re doing
To answer what is the best excise you have to ask yourself the best exercise compare to what, right now. If you’re overweight and sit on the couch all day, the best exercise for you could be simply just going out for a walk for 3000 steps each day. However, for someone else who is in better shape, the best exercise could be going out for a bike ride or a run. The key is that you have to do more than you’re doing now.
I believed that the best exercise is doing something that you enjoy. You should look forward to your workout sessions. It should not be a chore. Fitness should be fun. Fitness is only fun if you want it to be fun. Once you start enjoying it, it will also become easier, and it will be something you look forward to doing instead of something you have to do. So if you don’t know what you like, I suggest that you try different things to find out, one day running next day biking, then try swimming. Or you could join something like ClassPass. This kind of membership allows you to try different fitness classes such as yoga, strength training, barre, martial arts, pilates, boxing, and indoor cycling classes, as well as the use of health clubs via its flat-rate monthly subscription billing service.
Make it challenging
However, whatever is your exercise of choice; one main thing you need to remember is don’t get complacent. Don’t fall into a routine and do the exact same thing for the rest of the year. Challenge yourself, set yourself a goal, and move that goal once you achieved it. If you start off with walking 3,000 steps a day. Aim for 5,000 the following week. Then go up to 7,000 the week after. Always make your goal challenging but achievable. Walk further, run faster, lift heavier, find out what you enjoy, and challenge yourself.