WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After the holiday hams and piles of desserts, it’s an inspiring time to make that New Year’s resolution to get fit.
Health experts say to make that resolution last, you have to be realistic about it. HealthTrax fitness & wellness coach Gene Blanding told 22News it’s the Big, unrealistic goals tend to lead to fitness resolutions dissolving by March.
He says the key to making resolutions stick start gradually. “You don’t have to be in the gym everyday. A good regimen like three times a week is good, especially with starting off so you won’t be so soar and so you can get yourself and your body into the flow of things. Three days a week is perfect to start off with,” he said.
Blanding also said instead of hitting the treadmill or elliptical machines every time you workout, try mixing in an activity you enjoy.
Ultimately, he said setting and achieving short term goals that will help you succeed long-term.