Building exercise into your daily routine
Motivation! How hard is it to get? Some people find it easy to get distracted, so I am going to show you how we can use simple techniques to give us that little kick we need to get moving on those days we just cant be bothered!
Have you ever woken up for work in the morning and just wished you could hit that snooze button a few more times?
This can be down to not having the motivation to get up and start your day.
This is the same as getting ready to exercise - sometimes we just don't feel like it.
But we remind ourselves of the positive benefits and what the goal at the end of the road is, and all of a sudden we get what feels like an energy boost.
Motivation could include things like listening to music, a speech or a motivational talk from someone you look up to or admire.
Or even a look at old photos to see how far you have come in your exercise journey.
Whatever your method is, use it to your advantage, but remember to listen to your body at the same time.
What I mean by that is if you trained the day before and your body feels sore, opt for a light stretch workout or mobility routine instead of any bouts of intense physical exercise.
We show you how to follow these routines in our KFEF membership plans. And you can read more about some simple workout routines and the importance of exercise in another blog here.
Stretching and mobility work is key in reaching your goals. Not only does it help keep our bodies flexible and young, but also it has a huge part in how fast we recover from exercise or strenuous activity.
Be sure to stretch before and after workouts and you will see the recovery process from exercise become a lot easier to manage.
So now let me give you 3 tips that my clients and I use weekly to help put us in that feel good mood!
Tip number 1
Listen to your favourite songs whilst getting ready to exercise.
For me personally, I like to listen to motivational speakers from all over the world speak about what they are most passionate about and the things they do and had to do to get where they are today.
This reminds me that something as short as 5 minutes of physical activity isn't such a big ask after all.
Tip number 2
Ensure you are hydrated.
Dehydration can destroy not only one's motivation but it can be very detrimental to our health.
To stay hydrated opt for 2 - 4 litres of water per day depending on physical activity, and remember to drink more in hot weather.
Tip number 3
Get good sleep.
Nothing can beat a good night's sleep.
Whether we are unwell, injured or tired from a long day's work or exercise, sleep is the number 1 healer.
It is the only way the body fully rests, repairs and grows.
You want to aim for around 7-8 hours per night for maximum recovery.
So these are my 3 tips of the day, now you can download a free video below to get you started.
Just click on the link and enjoy watching. It's a taster of what you can expect if you join up to one of our plans!