Easy there, tiger. We know you’re still fired up and ready to crush your fitness agenda for 2017. But you might want to slow your roll just a tad. According to a recent study done by Harris Interactive for BodyBuilding.com, 73 percent of people with fitness-related New Year’s resolutions threw in the towel before they met their goal—and half of those people gave up within six weeks or less. Why? Forty-two percent of the participants said it was too tough to stick to their workout regimen. So even though it might seem like a good idea to close your eyes, dive head-first into an unfamiliar routine, and just hope for the best, you’re only setting yourself up for a quick fizzle and fade. If you really want to succeed, first you’ll need to give your fitness plan some good, hard thought.
“It’s important to fully assess a new workout program to make sure it’s right for you, because otherwise it may be very easy to quit a few days in,” says Caroline Varriale, physical therapist at Finish Line Physical Therapy in New York City. “Be patient and try to understand how a workout program is going to fit into your day and week before jumping in. Exercise needs to be a manageable action for it to become a habit. Otherwise, it becomes a source of stress, which is exactly what it should be counteracting.”
Before you go balls-to-the-wall with just any old workout, take a step back and ask yourself these seven questions to make sure you’re fully prepped for what’s ahead: Read Full Article…
Original Article: Ask Yourself These Questions Before Starting a New Workout to Get Better Results
By: STELLA KATSIPOUTIS