SETTING EXERCISE GOALS

SETTING EXERCISE GOALS

It is 2018!! Most likely you have sat down at some point recently and written out some New Year’s Resolutions.  Did any of these include the decision to make a change with your health and wellness? Have you made similar goals like this that you have struggled to keep in the past?

Most people want to be fit and healthy, however it is not well executed and carried out often. So, what we want to look at is… how are you setting your exercise goals? Are those goals attainable? And how do you set realistic goals, particularly when it comes to exercise.

You may have heard of SMART goals at some stage. SMART, stands for:

Specific – Make your goal clear and easy to understand

Measurable – Be able to quantify your results

Attainable – Be realistic in your endeavours

Relevant – Does it fit where you want to go in life

Time-bound – Know what your time frame is

So, how do we translate this to be specific to exercise?

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Guidelines for Exercise Dosage

Guidelines for Exercise Dosage

One of the most debated topics is how much exercise does one actually need to do a week? Some will say you need to be in the gym for an hour everyday… others swear by special machines that mean 10 minutes a week is enough…
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has researched this topic from every angle and has found indisputable evidence that all humans need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.

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