THE SUMMER IS coming to the mid-point and days are getting hotter. The cool air coming from the vents in your house seems too perfect for you and your four-legged friend. Don’t be fooled into thinking the cool AC feels better than a brisk walk in the natural fresh air with man’s best friend. When the temperature rises, you may want to stay inside, however this is the time of year to get out there experience some new workout areas in the Columbus area.
Staying healthy is becoming more and more difficult, and it’s not because of the lack of time. It’s because of the quantity of easy distractions. There is always something “better” to do than work out or go for a run. The key in staying healthy and fit is to make it something you want to do, not something you have to do. Add things to your fitness program that you enjoy. Try to switch it up this summer. Try something new. I suggest you make your workouts fun this summer: go to a new place, join a structured program, or start a running group.
One of the easiest ways to make fitness fun is to bring your pet along. Going on a long walk or on a run with your dog is not just good for you, but for your pet as well. Columbus is filled with beautiful parks and pathways.
Join a fitness boot-camp. This is great way to get out to meet new people and to stay fit. Every day, I see ads placed on websites about discounted fitness plans. Try one and find one that works for you. And there are countless fitness groups. Go find them!
Set a long-term goal and start building toward it. There are always many races or fun runs in the Columbus area. Train for and take part in these. Need a goal? The Columbus Marathon happens in October.
Connect with workout buddy. Pick someone who you can trust and who will push you if needed. I have been in fitness and health industry for many years, have read many books and have written many papers on the fitness. With all of my knowledge, even I still have a hard time working out alone. Having that friend there will not only push you to do better, it will make it entertaining and give you something to look forward to on a regular basis.
Finally, I suggest you post your improvements and achievements on a social networking page. Show people what you are doing and what you are trying to achieve. They can help push you to the top of the mountain. Not only will you be getting healthier, but you will always have something new to post. Who knows, you might motivate others to stay healthy!