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The Importance of working out consistently
Working out with consistency is important for achieving fitness results. Creating a workout plan will help you achieve greater consistency. A commitment to a regular workout program will increase your fitness level, improve your health and generate a greater sense of mental well-being.
Committing to a fitness regimen means mapping out a plan for an activity or a series of activities that can be done with consistency. For some people, it is common to become energized about working out and jump right in. In these cases, unless there is a long-term plan in place or some thought that has gone into how the fitness activity will be sustained, there is often a drop off in enthusiasm, resulting in inconsistency. I will admit, this has happened to me before. I had finally gotten a gym pass and was there, but had no idea what I was doing, or what my plan was. That was not a good feeling. I ended up only going a couple of times and was very inconsistent.
A well thought out fitness plan will go a long way in helping you to reach your goals. I knew that if I was going to achieve consistency, I really needed to think about the types of exercise that I could do on a regular basis. I knew I at least needed to exercise three to four times a week for the best results.
Once I did some research and decided on the types of exercise I wanted to engage in, I knew I needed to be realistic about how much time I needed to devote to my exercise regimen. I created a workout schedule that involved at least a few minutes a day for a warm up, 20 minutes for a cardio activity and additional time for strength training and cool down. I got a journal and wrote down my schedule and my plan to solidify my commitment to my exercise plan.
Working out with consistency is important for your physical health. Running for five miles on one day only to avoid exercising for the next two weeks will only leave you feeling sore. It is too straining on the body to experience sporadic spurts of strenuous exercise. For optimal results, you will want to build up to higher and higher levels of cardiovascular strength, flexibility and strength training. A gradual increase in intensity will allow your muscles, tendons and ligaments a chance to adjust to the strains and challenges of a fitness regimen.
When I finally got on a consistent workout regimen it helped reduce stress and increased my mental well-being. When you work out regularly, your body releases endorphins that enhance your mood. I know I have experienced these positive feelings many times after a good cardiovascular workout. I find that when I go for days or weeks with no exercise, my energy level decreases and I am usually not in as good of a mood.
Sticking to a regular exercise regimen will keep you feeling revived both physically and mentally. When you exercise with consistency, your muscles will develop gradually and your mind will experience reduced levels of relaxation.
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