When life gets busy, it can be hard to dedicate 30 minutes or more every day to your fitness goals. Skipping one day might not seem like a big deal, but even a small interruption in your routine can easily set you back. Once you have skipped a workout, skipping another (and another…) doesn’t seem like a big deal either.
There's no arguing that older adults who stay healthy and active certainly feel better than those who don't. Regular exercise brings many benefits. It can help strengthen your immune system, so you're better able to fight off illnesses; increase strength and balance, so you're less likely to fall; and improve your overall mental health. In fact, studies have found that exercising for as little as 15-minutes a day can actually extend your life expectancy!
There’s a lot of hype around the “10,000 steps a day” approach to working out. Many people strive to walk for this distance to achieve their weight goals and live healthier lifestyles. 10,000 steps translate to about 5 miles of walking, but the question is, is this approach the right one for you?
If you’ve spent months doing the same cardio or strength exercises, you may reach a point where you feel uninspired. It may be time to switch up your routine. Even a small change, such as taking a short walk each day, playing a sport or signing up for a new fitness class through your Y membership, can make a big difference.
One of the top reasons people don’t exercise is they want to avoid crowded exercise classes where they feel left behind as everyone around them seems to “get” the choreographed moves the instructor is calling for.
You probably won't be surprised to learn health and fitness goals rank at the top of most New Year's resolution lists. However, statistics show less than 10 percent of people achieve these goals. Make 2019 the year you beat the odds. Come join the Y’s fitness center, and use the below tips to sustain your motivation all year long.
Meals to prepare, guests to entertain and gifts to wrap. It’s all part of the fun of celebrating the holidays, but if you’re like many, it’s also the perfect excuse to skip your regular workout routine. However, sooner or later you might start to feel a little guilty about delaying that fitness schedule. Here are 5 great ways to break away from the holiday tasks, and sneak in a holiday workout at the Y’s fitness center: