There are seemingly unlimited tips, suggestions, and great ideas for getting into better shape. In the United States alone, billions of dollars are spent each on diets, fitness club memberships, and other healthy lifestyle products and services. But you don’t have to spend a penny to get into better shape, unless of course you want to. By simply starting where you are and with whatever you might have on hand, you can begin the journey toward being in better shape and feeling healthier than you have in a long time. Here are some guidelines for getting started today.
The first step is to assess your fitness level. This will help you to determine the level at which it will safe for you to begin your fitness program. Be sure to do the following as part of this assessment:
Find out what your pulse rate is before and after walking one mile.
Determine how long it takes you to walk at an elevated pace for one mile.
Find out how far you can reach forward while sitting on the floor with your legs stretched out straight in front of you.
How many push-ups you can do without stopping.
Learn what your BMI or Body Mass Index is.
What is the circumference of your waist when measured from your naval?
Once you’ve done these steps, the next thing to do is to establish a fitness program. Again, simple and doable is best.
Start by determining what your fitness goals are. What is it that you want to achieve in thirty days? Three months? One year?
Plan what your activities will be, and how often you will do them.
How can you make these activities are part of your daily living?
Determine what some new activities might be, and plan to try them.
Especially important for you to write down your goals and plans. A goal not written is only a wish. Success comes to the persistent.