Step 2: Aim for the Bare Minimum to Start
You’ve likely heard the recommendation that most adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that’s a great goal to aim for over time, it’s not very realistic if you’re not exercising at all.
Begin by setting small, realistic goals, says Chad Rethorst, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas. “It might be a 5- to 10-minute walk a couple times a week to start out with and just progressing from there,” he says.
When you’re first starting out, apply the “What You Can When You Can” philosophy from authors Carla Birnberg and Roni Noone. Like the name implies, do whatever you can — walk your dog, stretch, garden, ride your bike — when you can. You might be surprised how those first small steps snowball into a larger daily routine.
Do what you can, just start moving. When you start seeing results it becomes addicting. If you need help getting started, contact me or click on my link www.fitguy46personaltraining.com for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!!