The very fact that you are reading this blog means that you are interested in figuring out a way to lead a healthy lifestyle, or maybe you are already there and are now on the lookout for new ideas. Over the last few months, we have posted various topics spanning health, fitness and nutrition. All these are aimed at helping you lead a healthy lifestyle that can be sustained lifelong. While we will continue to post articles on these topics, we would also like to take a proactive role in getting you on the path to good health. As part of our endeavor to promote ‘wellness’ to the society at large, we have designed a 21 day ‘back to fitness’ routine for those of you who are trapped in the sedentary lifestyle (that truth be told, has caught up with most of us today).
We all know by now that whichever approach we take towards our health – preventive or post diagnoses – exercise is part of the prescription. So join us as we take the most important step on our way to a healthy lifestyle, getting back on the fitness track. It doesn’t matter if you have never actively worked out or have just taken a six-month hiatus due to general life pressures. This program will help all of us get off the couch and on a regular workout routine. Now before you panic and think “I can’t do this” or sigh in frustration and write this off as another non-starter program, do finish reading this article.
For starters, we are not just posting the 21 day routine and stopping here. We are actually asking that you make the earnest start on Monday, October 22, 2012, along with our team. We will have daily updates on our Facebook page, as well as, a weekly follow-through here. This simple routine will get you ready for the 3.5 km run on Saturday, November 10, 2012, again along with our team. Trust me you will feel good at the end and the sense of satisfaction will be unbeatable.
So this weekend prepare for a ‘wellness’ program towards a healthy tomorrow. Refer to our list below to help you get ready and remember we are with you all the way.
Preparation and points to remember:
- Pick your workout location, such as a park or the beach, in advance (say this weekend) to get you of to a running start (pun intended) on day one
- Make sure you have comfortable clothing and the right footwear
- Have a very clear idea of why you have chosen to get fit. To make this a lifetime habit you need to enjoy it
- Make sure you prioritize this activity, only you can make the time for it in your schedule
- Learn from the bad days, celebrate the good ones (in the right way) and don’t give up
- Slow and steady is the way forward. Injuring yourself will bring your effort to an abrupt halt
- Always warm-up, cool-down, stretch correctly and stay hydrated
- Most importantly, check with your doctor on the suitability of any workout and heed your body’s signals
Now that you have patiently read through this, get ready to start. You can log on to facebook page, or visit our comments section here and post your progress/questions. I will personally be with you every day, monitoring your progress, cheering you on and answering your questions, so you can take your next day out with ease.
Here’s to a fitter, happier and healthier you.
About the author:
Naresh is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys running, rowing and a multitude of outdoor sports. He also works in the healthcare industry and, at close to sixty years, is trying to create awareness of the concept of health through fitness.
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