Habits that affect
While it is not possible to prevent or
cure cognitive conditions like dementias
with lifestyle changes, certain
behaviors can lower the risk of
developing these illnesses or reduce
to get in
shape are popular
at the dawn
of a new year.
best and most
resolutions fall by the wayside shortly after January 1
has come and gone.
Many people stop heading to the gym or working out at
home because their exercise routines become stale. By
making fi tness more engaging and fun, individuals may
be more likely to stick with a new regimen.
Exercise with a friend - It can be tough to get motivated
to exercise. However, when you have a buddy invested
in the same activities, you can inspire one another to
stick with the routine. A little healthy competition also
can keep both of you focused.
Head outdoors - Exercising outdoors means there
will always be something new to experience. Rather
than seeing the same four walls of a gym or a home
fi tness area, venture outside and embrace fresh air and
sunshine, allowing the great outdoors to provide all the
motivation you need.
Try something new - Change your routine every so
often. This will force your brain and body to adapt and
work a little harder and provide new inspiration for
doing the workout. While you don’t have to engage in
a trendy workout if you don’t want to, settle for trying
one new class or machine a week to fi gure out what you
Vary your schedule - Think about scheduling different
types of activities for particular days of the week. For
example, Monday may be for walking, Tuesday for
swimming and Friday for some a recreational sports
activity. This can make exercise more engaging.
Use an exercise playlist - Download several upbeat
songs that can you get you energized for exercise.
There even are specially curated playlists that match the
songs’ beats per minute with exercise cadence, to help
you run or workout at a desired pace.
Find ways to exercise when engaging in daily activities
- Exercise can come in all shapes and forms. Even
when you’re pushing a vacuum cleaner or weeding the
garden, you’re engaging in physical activity. If these
types of things are more enjoyable for you than traditional
exercises, do more of them.
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