4 Ways Not To Fall Off The Fitness Cliff
The fitness cliff, as people call it is the day that many people drop their fitness New Years Resolutions. Have you fallen off the cliff? We hope you haven’t. We know everyone has a busy life, but exercise is one of those tasks that the more consistently you do it, the better you get at it.
Exercise not only makes you a healthier person, but it allows you to perform better at work. Improved physical health has a direct correlation to your productivity at work. Exercise improves your alertness, energy, mental health, and it can also prevent illnesses. We want to help you get better, so we’ve compiled 4 tips to help keep you motivated to work out.
#1. Bring a friend – Ask one of your friends or co-workers to be your accountability partner, and you theirs when it comes to working out. When you have someone who is counting on you, most times you don’t want to disappoint them.
#2. If you fall, don’t stay down – You may get off track, miss a workout or eat too much for dessert, everyone does it, you’re human. Just remember to use that slip up as a lesson, not a deterrent.
#3. Use your gadgets – Technology is not the enemy. Use gadgets like fitness bands, watches and food tracking apps to help you monitor your daily activity and food intake.
#4. Write it down – You’re more likely to achieve your goals if they are written down. Try writing them on a sticky note and putting them on your refrigerator or your computer, something you see every day so you’ll be reminded.
Now that you have these tips grab a friend and get to the gym!
This article covers the exercise pillar of the Living Happier @Work program.