We’re over a month into the New Year….have you lost your motivation?
Many things can lead us astray from our daily workouts — work, family, illness or other commitments. But don’t give up! There are many reasons to stick with your workout. While we know as little as 15 minutes a day of exercise is beneficial, it doesn’t have to be every day.
The Mayo Clinic recommends 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic exercise. Experts suggest spreading it out over the course of your week, and including strength training at least twice a week.
Remember, physical activity can be done in many ways and strength training can be done with push-ups, pull-ups, squats, resistance cables, free weights or weight machines. Your aerobic activity should vary as well, with walking, running, jumping rope and even playing hopscotch. Harbinger resistance cables, push-up bars and jump ropes are all designed to get (and keep) you going!
So don’t lose heart. In fact, save your heart — and enhance your overall well being — with physical activity. How do you get your 150 minutes a week?