Exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for your health. Whether you are a fitness beginner or an expert we have compiled tips to help you along your wellness path.
Make sure you exercise appropriately. If you are new to exercise, start with a short walk and gradually increase your distance. Set goals for increasing your activity level. This could be a matter of tackling long postponed house chores, parking a block away from your intended destination, or taking the stairs rather than elevator. Remember, exercise is not a punishment for something you ate; it is a celebration of what your body can do!
If you exercise regularly and strenuously, then keep it up but make sure you eat properly before and after your workouts and especially if you work out intensely on an “Eat-Less Day”.
Quick Exercise Tips for Beginners
Make a plan: Once you decide to start exercising regularly, try to create a plan that includes attainable steps and goals.
Changing your diet and exercise routine at the same time increases your chances of healthy lifestyle success!
Don’t look at the scale as the only measure of your success. Start to record your body’s measurements.
Exercising for at least 30 minutes per day may promote weight maintenance by helping balance your calories in and calories burned.
Involving a partner or spouse in your exercise routine may boost the likelihood that you will maintain your weight loss.
Sometimes a little encouragement, guidance, and support can go a long way to helping you reach your weight loss goal. Our LOVIDIA Way coaches are here to help! Speak directly with one of our certified Health & Wellness Coaches to help you on your wellness path with weekly phone calls.
Weekly touch base phone calls to address your progress and to encourage you to move forward. Your coach will help you set goals, track your progress, and get you back on track if there is a lapse.
Having a coach really helps!
It has been shown that having a coach can really help you along your path to weight loss. In fact, a study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) showed the impact of telephonic wellness coaching on weight loss. Please see this link for more detail:
Here are a few quick coaching tips…
- Set goals for food choices and calorie intake.
- Avoid accessibility to unhealthy foods and try to not have them in your house!
- Stop eating when you are comfortably full – do not overeat.
- Plan ahead for what to eat each day and have a shopping list.
- Try not to succumb to store advertising and end up buying more than what is on your shopping list.