Easy Ways to Get Started and Build and Maintain Momentum in Honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Finding the motivation to exercise regularly can be difficult, especially as schedules become busier, but staying fit is important at every stage in life. In addition to the physical health benefits that can result from regularly exercising, there are many mental health benefits associated with moving our bodies as well. May is National Physical Fitness Month and Health Plan of Nevada is sharing five ways readers can find fitness motivation that will last:

  1. Put together a dynamite playlist
    Create a playlist with your favorite songs to keep you going throughout your workout or download a new podcast for your next cardio session.
  2. Repurpose an old bag to be a gym bag
    Having a dedicated gym bag that is prepared the night before is a great way to feel ready to hit the gym, while also keeping yourself accountable.
  3. Wear your workout clothes more frequently
    Studies have shown that the clothes we wear impact our behavior. If the plan is to exercise in the afternoon, try putting on workout clothes prior to your planned workout session to help motivate yourself.
  4. Keep yourself accountable and inspired
    Log workouts in a notebook or journal – or place inspiring sticky notes around the house to remind you of the goals you set for yourself.
  5. Celebrate the milestones, no matter how small
    Reach a fitness goal and want to celebrate? A great way to do so, while being practical, might be treating yourself to a new workout outfit or pair of sneakers.

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