Small Ways to Stay Active and Motivated Every Day

Learn how to get past mental and physical roadblocks when exercising.

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Posted in , Aug 26, 2021

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Many people have a hard time getting motivated to work out, especially when it involves expensive equipment, special clothes, or traveling to a gym. And even if you’ve had success with a workout program before, the same routine can get boring after a while. Thankfully, fitness can take many forms, so you don’t need to miss out on the benefits of staying active if traditional exercise isn’t your cup of tea.

So, what can you do to move more and look forward to it? Here’s some advice on small changes that can lead to big results.

Follow Your Heart

Instead of forcing yourself to do an activity, find something you already enjoy and focus on making it more vigorous.

Love to shop? Fit in a few extra laps around the mall whenever you go. Gardening is another great hobby as it uses all of the major muscle groups with raking, weeding, and kneeling. And if the grandkids are visiting, playing outside will get you both moving. 

Find Your “Why”

Some days, motivation comes easy, and other days it doesn’t. Setting goals is an incredibly powerful way to tap into the strength you need to follow through. Ask yourself what you want to achieve and why and remind yourself each day.

Address everyday aches and pain with homeopathic Arnica to stay active and motivated.

This is precisely what senior fitness influencer Joan MacDonald did to inspire her own wellness journey toward healing her mounting health problems, including high blood pressure and kidney problems. “I wanted to lose 30 pounds so I could get moving a little better,” she recalls. “I asked my doctor if I lose weight, can we get off the medications?” With this sense of purpose, MacDonald succeeded and exceeded her goal, losing 45-50 pounds and getting off her prescribed meds in less than a year.

Prevent or Manage Pain

Pain is often a roadblock to fitness and better health, but it shouldn’t be. Studies show that physical activity actually lowers the risk for developing chronic pain and reduces existing aches.

Warming up and stretching is crucial to preventing muscle pain and injuries. However, if subsequent soreness is a concern, there are other options beyond popping conventional pain pills. Arnica montana, for example, is a type of plant used for centuries to naturally relieve pain. Today, homeopathic Arnica medicines are available in oral and topical forms like gel and cream for everyday pain relief. Instead of masking pain, Arnica-powered pain relievers work with your body and can be used alongside other medications or supplements you already take.

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