Losing weight continues to be the number one fitness goal. If it’s to become a long term reality, exercise is an important part of the equation. When it comes to fitness goals, ideally they should include something specific for every component of fitness that you need to focus on. These might include muscle endurance, muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance and /or flexibility. To make the goal measurable, consider the amount of time, type of activity (cycling, weight lifting, swimming, etc.), intensity, frequency.
With a fitness resolution, it helps to have a goal that is within your reach, but beyond your current ability. For example, if you are a beginner, participating in a 5k would be realistic. If you are an avid exerciser you might want to challenge yourself with an adventure race. Making your commitment with an exercise buddy will increase your chances of sticking with the program. Choose activities that you enjoy, think you will enjoy or once enjoyed as a child. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Committing with your wallet such as for boot camp or personal training is also a good motivator.
Kelli Calabrese Guest Writer
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