Can You Make Exercise A Habit?
Habit conjures up images of engaging in a mindless, automatic behavior, which fitness is not.
Start thinking about making exercise a routine or a ritual more than a habit.
According to psychologists, the difference is that routines and rituals are deliberate, purposeful, goal-oriented and mindful acts, rather than mindless ones.
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Historic evidence suggests that for many thousands of years, human beings were more active and stronger than today.
The early humans had increased movement and activity, like going for long and tiring hunts, walking long distances that took weeks, making the prehistoric humans fitter than the best athletes today.
Technological breakthroughs have reduced our activity to a great extent ( vacuum cleaners, washer-dryers, self-cleaning ovens, and even cars).
The rise of the internet gave us a whole lot of technology, curbing our need to move even more.
Just being flexible isn't providing us with the necessary level of fitness, and the role of stretching exercises prescribed at the gym is now being debated.
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Strength Training is a better alternative to stretching, and the pro-athletes are now skipping the stretching part of the pre-workout routine and replacing it with a 3-stage dynamic workout:
This is exemplified by the sit-and-reach test, in which you see how close you can come to touching your toes (or how far beyond them you can reach) while sitting on the floor with legs outstretched.
The best way to improve static flexibility is with static stretching, which involves pushing to the edge of your range of motion and holding a position for 20- 30 seconds.
The phenomenon of rebelling against any perceived control from others is known as control aversion. People do not want to be explicitly told what to do and form a natural rebellion against strict commandments.
While they are trying to learn things at home using the online tutorials, they are increasingly having a short temper and lack of patience.
The stressful and uncertain situations created by a global crisis, from which the news industry is thriving nowadays, is making the positive words and messages from the instruction videos sound forced or even fake. Staying in isolation is also linked with increased frustration, anger and stress.
People want to connect with others in-person and traditional methods of doing things, like cooking with a recipe book or taking a live workout class are always preferable to sitting isolated in a closed room.