As the weather gets warmer, and the days get longer, you’ll see more people trading in their winter boots for running shoes.
Still feeling sluggish after the winter season and lacking the motivation to get your body moving? Here are a few tips on how to get active this spring.
Find a way to be active every day
Tweak your daily routine by incorporating activities that are physically challenging. Opt for walking or biking to school or your office, walk during your lunch break, walk around your office throughout the day, and park farther away from your office. If your office space has a community gym, get your work day started with a quick workout before you have to clock in.
Use the buddy system
Having a fitness partner holds you accountable with sticking to a consistent workout schedule. Having an exercise partner also gives you a tremendous amount of support and motivation to work hard on your fitness goals.
Consider personal training
For many looking to get physically fit, half the challenge is not having a clue what you’re supposed to be doing. Having a personal trainer helps with form correction and providing knowledge on key muscle groups you should be working on. It’s also another person to keep you motivated on reaching your fitness goals.
Support a charity
Knowing that you’re making a difference in someone’s life may be all the motivation you need. There are various walks and 3k or 5k runs with the event’s proceeds going toward different foundations or scholarships. Find a cause you’d like to support and start training for it.
Get your annual checkup
Before you begin any physical activity, consult with a physician at Medical Medical. We want to make sure you’re in good health before you start a new fitness routine by administering a physical examination.
Our comprehensive physical exams include:
- Vital Signs – blood pressure reading, heart rate, and respiratory rate
- Visual Exam – visual exaination for any potential conditions
- Physical Exam – examination of head, neck, abdominal area, hair, nails, and limbs
For more information about our physical exams, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals, or stop by our offices.