Over the course of our movement for mood series, the goal has been to give you the best information to improve your mental and physical health, to make it seem easy and to give you information that works. The advice from these videos and the exercise booklet works so never be afraid to give it a try. In this series, I want to give you information to ensure that you keep seeing results from your exercise, by seeing results you will stay motivated and healthier for longer, so apply these tips and keep up the good work.
One of the easiest tips I can give you, is to change up your workout as much as you can and as often as you can. The body is an amazing machine, it adapts to change very quickly. You can change your route, your speed, your weight, your gym routine, basically absolutely anything, just mix it up as often as you can and you’re on the right track.
Don’t forget just how important measurement can be when it comes to your health. Regular measurement and positive changes in those measurements will keep you super motivated and focused. Even if the result is going the wrong way, by measuring you are more likely to get back on track quicker. You can measure your weight, your sleep, your resting heart rate, your waistline or your mood, whatever is most important to you is the one to measure and check it weekly.
Having something to work towards is always what I find works best for me personally in terms of my own health. It could be a 5k run or a marathon, walking the Camino or a charity even. By choosing and paying for the event you will be far more motivated to keep training and keep exercising, especially if you choose do something with a group of people, so you’re all working towards the same goal.
This is the fun part. After setting a goal and completing that goal, it is now time to treat yourself. Give yourself the pat on the back that you deserve. It doesn’t have to be something big or expensive. It could be a book or some sports gear, it’s not the cost that matters, but more the goal and reward process. Keep setting goals and keep rewarding yourself when you reach those goals.
Train with those fitter than you
When you get fit it can be hard to keep pushing your boundaries to get fitter. So, I use this tip to keep the progress going, I train with those who are fitter than myself. By doing this you will work harder, train better, eat better and get better results than by doing it on your own.
My final tip to keep you healthy is to make sure that your exercise routine, regardless of what you do, is fun. When you enjoy something, you are far more likely to keep going, if it’s a constant battle to do it then it’s time to find something new to do. Fun exercise equals long term exercise.
Download Karl’s movement for mood pdf here for all exercises. You can also read Karl’s or listen to his Real Health podcast here.
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