Keeping up with the responsibilities and expectations associated with our modern times can be quite exhausting, but there should always be time that you can set aside for yourself in order to focus on your physical fitness. While you’re finding ways to get motivated, make an appointment with your primary care physician so that they can evaluate you and clear you for physical activity. They can also let you know of any limitations you may have. Once you’ve seen your doctor, try to ease into your routine by reminding yourself that your goal is to fix your body, not break it.
- “Too often people focus on the common [motivators] in terms of weight, or they have a health scare, or they want it for someone else,” says Cedric Bryant, president and chief science officer at the Am
- Your doctor will likely perform a quick evaluation of where you’re at in terms of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health, she adds.
- A recovery routine is vital, says Leary. That should include daily stretching and adequate cool down time after workouts.
“Finding the motivation to get back to the gym and get healthy must come from within, says Jonathan Leary, founder of Remedy Place, a social wellness club.”