Physical activity can improve health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefit such as lower blood pressure, manage your weight, and even have a healthier state of mind.
With all of the benefits of regular physical activity, one may wonder where to get the motivation to start and stay consistent.
How do I remain consistent and motivated?
One of the hardest parts of maintaining your healthy lifestyle is being consistent. Motivation plays a key role in this as well. In order to be consistent, you should always find ways to motivate yourself. Let’s get going!
There are two types of motivation. Here they are:
Intrinsic motivation involves self-rewarding. You become motivated to master a skill for your own self-benefit. If you play sports because you enjoy it, you are intrinsically motivated. Go you!
Extrinsic motivation comprise of external rewards. You might not enjoy what you are doing, but there is a prize at the end. If you catch yourself studying for your exam to get a decent grade, you are being extrinsically motivated. Way to stay driven!
Here are some more ways…