Do you find it hard to even want to start exercising?
Exercise as part of active lifestyle - discover the joy of exercise
Exercise as part of active lifestyle shows your readiness for a change in lifestyle when it comes to exercising.
Do you know that.
Over time we all develop our own preferred style of action? Our own way makes sense to us and we’re used to it; we do it on autopilot. However, we don’t always recognize it ourselves.
In addition to your preferred style, it shows the stage you’re at in the process of starting to exercise:
- I don’t want to
- I should
- I will
- I’m planning to
Understanding yourself is the key to change.
The secret to starting to exercise regularly is finding your own preferred style and identifying your own personal motivational factors. To stay motivated, it’s important to set the right kind of goals, make the right kind of exercise plan, and track progress in a way that suits your own style. Different styles have different attitudes toward goals, plans, and feedback. Help is particularly needed to support motivation and self-management.
If one has already bad experiences with exercise in the past, special care must be taken to find a meaningful and natural way to start exercising again. Starting exercising through popular sports or a friend’s favorite sport which doesn’t fit your preferred style can bring up experiences of failure that will soon form barriers to any exercise at all.