With the new year rapidly approaching, it's time to cue the inward reflection and start goal-setting for 2019. Need some inspiration? Resolve to get moving in the new year, living an active and energetic lifestyle.
Introduce these active lifestyle habits into your routine in 2019:
Start with baby steps
You don't have to become a marathon runner overnight. Give yourself time to adjust to an active lifestyle, and don't beat yourself up if you have to take it slow at the beginning. Start with evening walks or short workout routines to build up your stamina.
Being active doesn't just mean working out more. You can turn on your favorite tunes and have a dance session at home, take the dogs on a longer walk each day or book a hiking trip. As long as you're moving, you can still have fun with it.
Always squeeze in a workout
Busy schedules make it hard to prioritize working out each day. However, keep in mind that something is always better than nothing. You don't even have to go to the gym to complete this total body workout from Shape magazine, which only involves five moves and doesn't require any fitness equipment.
Sign up for a class
If you need an extra dose of motivation, sign up for a workout class. Once you've paid for it and booked the time on your calendar, you'll be more likely to show up and complete the workout. Plus, the social element of exercising with others can make the experience far more enjoyable.
What will 2019 mean for you? Nail down your resolutions now so you can make next year one to remember.