At ictiva, we know how important sport is for health and, therefore, we want you to fulfill your sporting purposes this year. It’s no wonder physical activity is always on the list of new goals for the year ahead. Physical activity, in addition to directly affecting our physical appearance, positively intervenes in what is most important: health. The problem is that we don’t always manage to implement sport in our lives because halfway through we throw in the towel.
This is the reason why we have prepared this article, to reaffirm your desire, reminding you of the benefits of sport, giving you advice to help you achieve your goal this year, and we propose a series of resolutions that are aligned with your goal of lead a healthy life. We want to encourage you to play sports in this coming year.
Don’t you know yet? Benefits of sport on your body
Improves life expectancy if we practice it frequently.
It intervenes directly in the quality of sleep.
When we play sports we are eliminating toxins.
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Helps in improving blood and lung circulation.
Increases the strength, flexibility and resistance of the bones.
Reduces stress and anger, helping our nervous system.
It positively affects attitude and self-esteem.
It reconnects us with ourselves and with our breathing.
Promotes weight control and creates healthy habits.
Set realistic goals
It’s obvious, but we often run into this issue at the beginning of our journey. First of all, it is essential to stop and think about your physical condition, when was the last time you trained and for how long. It is important to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. in terms of being physically active in order to develop a lasting plan.
We give you an example: If you know that in the afternoon, after your occupations, there are always chores that prevent you from training, do sports in the morning before starting the workday. In this way, you make sure that nothing will stand in your way.
As for the frequency, sensibly, set a number of days per week and a duration of training. It is better to start with three sessions a week of 20 minutes duration and stick to it, week after week, than to leave your skin one day out of ten. The main thing is to be consistent in establishing a routine. Establishing habits helps you achieve greater challenges.
Always from less to more
What do you want to achieve? Once you establish a schedule, start by putting yourself into practice in the time you have proposed. Do you hold it well? Can you increase a little or better decrease a few minutes? Set yourself an initial level that you can do at a good pace until the end and do not get frustrated. Little by little, it is about increasing the duration and intensity because, while we work and increase the resistance to training, we can set more complex goals. If you don’t want to focus on a specific practice, such as running, and want to work on different areas, alternate the sessions.
Take note of the following: Our goals must be challenging. If we do not change the intensity of our challenges, we will stay in the same place. We have to set ourselves small goals that are one step ahead of where we are, that are challenging but achievable. In this way, we train the body and the mind in motivation.
Commitment to your goal
Why do you want to achieve your purpose? Finding the reasons within yourself, what reason you have to reach your goal, is the first step to committing yourself. This advice is very valuable because it will be your ace in the hole in difficult times. There will be days when you will make excuses and the way to silence them and get up to train will be your motivation.
When you are clear about what moves you, the only way to commit is to start exercising. But yes, it is important to start with a goal based on what motivates you. As you train, you will see its positive effects that will further ingrain your motivation, until you make it a habit.
Record this sentence: To achieve a goal, you have to be committed to it.
Proprelated sports bears
To finish, we propose a series of challenges that are directly related to your objective. Take notes and keep them in a visible place. When you make physical activity a habit, the ideal is that you have them so implemented and you don’t have the need to read them.
Movement daily, even if you don’t have to train, either on the street or at home.
Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
Do specific cardiovascular exercise.
Exercise for flexibility.
Walk every day for a while, either at a brisk pace or a walk.
Find a time in the day for our sports practice.
Set new sports challenges from time to time, so as not to get bored.
Give rest to our body and not overload it.
Stretch before and after playing sports.
Pay attention to our breathing when performing physical activity.
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