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Tips for Getting and Staying Active, Any Time of the Year


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Welcome back to the Crofton Village Blog! Working out is good for your overall health and wellness, so take the start of a new season as a chance to recommit yourself to getting to the gym, getting moving, or getting better at your goals and technique. Whether you’re a dedicated gym-goer or you’re new to exercising regularly, now is a great time to evaluate and improve your habits.


Sometimes it is difficult to get motivated to start or to stay motivated to keep going day after day, week after week, month after month. But think of the benefits of not only looking better but of feeling better and stronger and of enjoying the long-term health benefits of regular exercise.


Try these tips for getting the most out of your exercise time.


Set Aside Scheduled Time

It will be much easier to follow a fitness plan if you already have time scheduled out in your week to do it. Whether you’re going to exercise daily or just a couple of times throughout the week, plan out what time you’re going to exercise, how long you want to exercise, and what type of exercise you’ll be doing. Having made something a part of your routine will make it much easier to follow through.


Set Up a Support Group

Having a support group can make all the difference in how you feel about your healthy habits. Find people who would be willing to exercise with you or who might simply be willing to ask you about your progress so you can have someone to bounce ideas off of. On the days you don’t want to go exercise, your friend will also be there to motivate you — and vice versa.


Track Your Progress

Knowing how far you’ve come can motivate you to keep up with goals. Take time before you begin your fitness plan to weigh yourself, measure yourself, take pictures, journal, or use an app to log these things. Use the form of tracking that correlates to why you began exercising. For example, if you want to lose weight, weigh yourself throughout the journey. If you want to feel better and have more energy, keep a journal about how you feel each day.


Experiment With Exercise

You can find so many different forms of exercise these days — anything from dance classes to jogging, team sports, Bikram, or aerial yoga. Besides using our fitness center, think about trying out something new near your apartment in Crofton, MD. You might find that exercise becomes more enjoyable when you find the right type for you.


What workout tips do you have for the rest of the apartment community? Share a comment about how starting a fitness program has impacted your life so we can all get inspired to get out! Thanks for reading. Good luck!