Regular physical activity is important for our well-being. The benefits of establishing sustainable exercise habits are numerous. Physical activity has a positive effect on our concentration, memory, and stamina. Regular exercise also improves sleep quality and mood.
It is a good idea to choose an activity that you enjoy and find stimulating. That way, you will be more likely to stick with it. A common beginner’s mistake is to aim too high. Instead, you should set short-term goals that you have a good chance of achieving. Give yourself credit for the progress that you make. Keep in mind that all physical activity counts, even such a simple thing as going for a brisk walk. By walking for half an hour a day, you will not only get the physical activity that you need but also satisfy your need for fresh air and daylight.
You can gradually increase the number of times that you exercise each week and the duration of each session. When we are stressed because we feel like we have a lot on our plate, of all things, it is often exercise that we choose not to prioritise. This will only help in the short term. In such situations, physical activity is just what you need, since it is a form of recovery that is good for your brain, improving your ability to learn and concentrate. If you can, work out in the morning, so that you can reap the benefits of your workout throughout the day. Avoid exercising late in the evening, as this can have a negative impact on your sleep.
Remember to enjoy yourself and give yourself credit for your achievements. Happy exercising!