If you donít enjoy getting fit and keeping fit, then you probably wonít do it.† You may remember Yogi Berra of the baseball New York Yankees.† He said a lot of Yogisms like ď90% of this game is half mental.Ē
Hereís why fitness is actually more than half mental.† Researchers have found that the secret of sticking to an exercise program is finding an activity that you think is fun, not someone elseís exercise prescription.
It is said that you need to match your personality to your workout.
Personality and exercise
We all tend towards being more of an extrovert or more of an introvert.† If you tend towards extrovert then you want more of a social activity.† If you tend towards introvert, then you want more of a personal activity.† Here are some samples of kinds of exercises.
Bicycling with others
Cross country skiing with others
Golfing with friends
Group fitness training such as spinning
Partner sports such as tennis, racquetball or badminton
Play with a Frisbee
Team sports such as baseball, basketball and volleyball
Walking with others
Cross country skiing alone
Exercise equipment at home
Get fitter while watching TV
You can watch TV and rest your back on a large rubber fitness ball.† While you are doing so you can move around.† That will actually put some of your muscles in motion.
Get fitter while sitting in front of your computer
That exercise ball can be used in place of a chair.† Itís impossible to use the ball and sit perfectly still so what will happen is you will exercise butt and stomach muscles.† Try it.
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