“What’s the best workout?” is easily one of the top two or three questions I will be asked as a Health Coach and Corporate Wellness Presenter no matter the speaking engagement, small group or 1:1.
Or often asked in a different way, “if I want to lose weight and stay healthy, what workout do I need to do?”
The answer is very simple, and it applies to everyone.
The best workout you can do is… the one you’re going to stick to.
There’s not a magic bullet that is going to make the weight fall off and stay off.
Every body is different, and every body adapts and adjusts to activity types and intensities over time.
The exercise regimen you used to lose the first twenty pounds might not be effective against those last five or fifteen. Your metabolism normalizes; your muscles “master” the activity or workout.
There is no one “right” way to get and stay fit.
Whether you love CrossFit, or enjoy yoga, or mix up HIIT and LISS because you love a good acronym when you work out, DO THE WORKOUT THAT WILL KEEP YOU ACTIVE. Aim for thirty minutes a day. Then, change it when you grow bored, or stop seeing the results.
Listen to your body. What do YOU need? What activity, exercise, or workout do YOU want to be part of an ongoing and lasting exercise regimen for the long-haul?
Work with a health coach to help you identify what you like and how to apply it to your life, or talk to your friends about what works for them, and then MAKE IT YOUR OWN.
That’s it. That’s the secret. Find what you enjoy, and try different things to keep activity a part of your daily routine.
We love to hear from you what’s working for you! Tell us what workouts you enjoy, your motivation to exercise and stay active beyond the fad workout, and how you, your friends and family create healthy activity in your lives! Leave us a comment and share this post with a friend who’s stuck in a workout rut!
Cheers to your health, wellbeing and longevity!