It’s a month into the New Year. Have you given up on your resolutions to get in shape, yet? Maybe the excitement of making goals and trying to build new habits has worn off, and you are tired of trying to meet vague fitness objectives. Your work out resolutions don’t have to fail, though. The best fitness goals are specific and tailored to your current health needs.
If you’re looking to get in shape and be more active for 2014, you can succeed by setting specific goals and getting support from others around you. Vague and unrealistic aims for your work outs are a sure way to get discouraged quickly. Are you looking to lose weight, improve your endurance, build muscle, or a combination of those? Are you already an active person, or will you need to build all new habits? Do you know if your body - especially your feet - are conditioned to handle a new or increased exercise regimen?
Nail down something specific to achieve, like losing five pounds in two months, or lifting an extra fifty pounds by the end of the year. Then work with a health team, like the experts here at Sierra Foot & Ankle, to evaluate whether your lower limbs are up to those goals. We can also help you plan out safe steps to condition your body for your new regimen. If you’re looking to lose weight, alternate between long, slow work outs and high intensity exercise to burn more fat and increase your endurance. To increase your weight lifting, you’ll have to slowly increase the pounds.
Making resolutions may be easier than keeping them, but you can succeed in meeting your 2014 fitness goals. If you need help setting the best fitness goals for this year or determining your foot health, contact Sierra Foot & Ankle for an appointment or more information. Visit the website contact page or call (775) 783-8037 to reach us.