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Staying physically active also keeps your mind active and can prevent you from settling back into your boring routine.
Whether you’re exercising to get fit, look great or stay healthy (or all of the above), it can be tough to stick to your goals. Especially for women when a lot of the fitness knowledge out there is focused on the male body and what works for them
Here, we’re sharing 4 easy fitness tips for women to help you stay on track and achieve your goals.
1. Make Exercise a Part of Your Daily Routine
The easiest way to exercise every day is to make it automatic.
Pick a habit that you want to change and think of an alternative. Maybe you’re sick of driving to work every day. You can ride your bike or walk to work instead.
In addition to creating new habits, you can also ‘stack’ exercising. That’s when you combine multiple actions together. You might always do a round of pushups right after your shower.
It doesn’t matter what time you have your shower, your brain knows that the next step is to do those pushups.
You can also double-up activities, particularly if you’re not a big fan of them. Maybe when you do your chores, you also wear ankle weights.
It doesn’t matter which strategy you use. The important thing is you find an achievable way to make exercise a part of your daily routine.
2. Don’t Shy Away from Resistance Training
Often women want to get fit but without seeming ‘bulky’ so they shy away from resistance training or lifting weights. But instead of avoiding resistance training, you should embrace it as a great option for exercise.
Resistance training exercises like weight lifting are popular for a reason. They’re famous for improving muscle strength but they also create that great-looking tone – you won’t look bulky
In fact, the bodybuilder look is more about what you eat and it’s pretty much a full-time job to look that way.
Resistance exercises also train parts of your body that might not otherwise receive attention. This helps you have greater flexibility and balance.
Overall, resistance training won’t make you ‘bulky’ but will improve your overall health and keep your muscles toned.
3. Remember, Nutrition is Key
Nutrients are essential for maintaining a healthy body while exercising. There’s no point getting all pumped up and ready to get fit if your body is left struggling from a lack of nutrients.
Not only is proper nutrition essential for exercising in general but it’s specifically important for women.
Women often have higher vitamin and nutrient needs than men, in particular, deficiencies in key nutrients like iron and magnesium.
Everyone is different and if you’re worried about your own nutrient levels, then we recommend checking in with a doctor or health expert.
4. Keep Yourself Accountable
Staying accountable is the best way to ensure you’ll stay on track. There are a lot of ways you can do this.
Joining a gym or fitness club means you’re investing money into your own fitness and you’ll be encouraged not to waste those hard-earned dollars.
Even better, exercising with a friend is arguably the best way to stay on track. You’ll be considerably more likely to show up as you don’t want to disappoint a friend.
However, driving to a gym or figuring out a time to meet with your friend can be tough. That’s why the OOMPH app is the ideal way to stay accountable on your own schedule.
We have a great community feature so you can access inspired individuals whenever it works for you.
Getting fit doesn’t have to be a struggle. With these 4 easy fitness tips, there’s no reason to wait.
Take the first step to achieving your fitness goals. Write a to-do list and plan your next run on the calendar. Sign up for that gym membership and tell your friends and family about your new goal.
Inspiration is the easy part. But if you’re serious about getting fit, then what you need is action.
Not to mention, you’ll be joining a community of supportive individuals and gaining access to some of the best coaches in the world. Download today!