If there is something to be addicted to, it should be exercise. Instead of wasting our time watching TV or constantly checking our social media, we have to be busy and do it the healthy way. Not all Singaporeans appreciate exercise because it is arduous but we should not stop at that. Exercise can benefit our overall health and there is no denying about that.
Getting addicted to exercise is somehow good. In fact, it can positively change our lives. If we are not into exercise yet, we have to change our lifestyle. We will be surprised that a little lifestyle tweak and motivation can transform our fitness habits.
Here are some things that we can do so we can be addicted to exercise:
- Enrol to a paid membership: Yes, we can exercise in our own homes, but it’s much harder to maintain our motivation there. There’s the couch or the bed when we are tired. We can even sit in the dining table or simply watch television if we realized that it is tiresome.
If we pay membership and actually go to fitness centres, the ambiance is enough to motivate us plus we already paid so that means we have to get our money’s worth. In our effort to get our money’s worth, we will frequent the gym. The good thing is that there are many gyms here in Singapore.
- Give it time: It is important that we set time. It should not be that long or short. It should be enough say 66 days. According to the University College London, it will take an average of 66 days to form a habit. Exercise is the most difficult habit to get into so we have to give it time and rush things.
- Take small steps: If we throw ourselves in the rush, we will be disheartened and injured. It is crucial that we take baby steps. As mentioned above, it will take 66 days to form a habit. If we are a beginner, we should first focus on the key areas we want to work on before thinking of the whole picture.
- Exercise first thing in the morning: According to the University of New South Wales, early exercises are more likely to stick to their fitness regime than those who consider it later in the day. With this, we have to do our best to exercise first thing in the morning.
If given the things above exercise is still impossible, it is time that we ask for the intervention of the people around us. We can ask our friends and family to help us tread the road of healthy lifestyle.