Keep the workout resolution fire burning
A new year comes, resolutions are made and resolutions are broken. According to a survey conducted by Twitter, the most common New Year’s resolution mentioned was “working out.”
Sadly, according to a study by the University of Scranton,1 more than a quarter of those making resolutions stop by January 15. While 45 percent of all Americans will make New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent will actually achieve their goals.
The health and wellness experts at Mannatech have observed this trend of broken resolutions and have several tips to help people maintain their fitness resolutions.
“My own experience is that sticking to a healthy fitness regime, especially in the high-speed lives that we live today, can be extremely difficult,” said Dr. Robert Sinnott, Mannatech CEO and Chief Science Officer. “The most important thing is to keep a positive attitude. The rewards for being fit can include a longer life, more energy and reduced stress. Making a resolution to get fit is a great start and there are tools available to help you stay on track and attain real results. So don’t give up. Making fitness part of your daily regimen can help you stay healthy and happy – and who wouldn’t want that?”
Dr. Sinnott offers several tips for those on a workout resolution regimen:†
- Be realistic and holistic: Don’t approach a workout program as a way to shed 50 pounds in a month or think that you’ll be ready to run a marathon after a few weeks of training. Find a balance. Take a whole-body approach to living a healthy lifestyle by setting realistic workout goals and eating a healthy diet.
- Set a plan: Outline what you’d like to attain — whether that is to lose weight, increase strength or improve performance. Ask yourself what exercises you’re going to do to reach those goals. Then set a realistic timetable and stick to it.
- Even a little exercise can help: If you are on the road or stuck at work, you can still exercise your fitness plans. Most hotels have fitness rooms, but if they don’t, try using the stairwells or swimming pool for exercise. Try stretching at your office, or take a quick walk during lunch. Every bit of exercise helps.
- Give yourself a break: Okay, it will happen. You’ll skip a workout, or you’ll give in to that cupcake temptation. Don’t punish yourself. Occasional slips are actually better than denying yourself a reward and ending up in a binge situation. If you need a break, take it. If you want a piece of cake, eat it – but just one piece.
- Keep trying! You may not see results right away, but keep at it. You can only benefit from exercise. At some point your efforts will show and the results will fill your day with joy.
Dr. Sinnott also suggests using Mannatech’s naturally-sourced products to help optimize your fitness program and help support recovery.
AmbroStart® drink mix furnishes two grams of soluble fiber per serving to help support a healthy digestive system.* One of the main ingredients is fructose, a carbohydrate that can energize you without the “let-down feeling” typical of some sugar-laden products.*
OsoLean® whey protein supplement can help you lose fat while maintaining lean muscle.* It mixes well in many foods and liquids.*
SPORT™ dietary supplement is made from a blend of herbs and herbal extracts that can help you maintain existing normal blood sugar levels and support the way your body uses carbohydrates.*
If you would like more information on Mannatech and its products, visit Mannatech.com
†Always consult with your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before embarking on a new exercise program.