Here at foldUP, we're all about a holistic approach to health and wellness, and your movement routine is a piece of the puzzle to help you to feel good - both inside and out. We've heard it before, exercise is a crucial aspect of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. But it has so many benefits beyond what it physically does to your body. Regular exercise can also enhance your mental health and overall wellbeing.  We all know that sticking to a workout routine can be challenging, especially when faced with busy schedules and competing priorities.

We encourage you to find a movement ritual that you enjoy and that makes you feel good. Because if you don't enjoy it, it's most likely not going to last. In this blog, we will explore some effective ways to maintain a workout routine and make fitness a consistent and enjoyable part of your life.

  1. Set goals: Start by setting specific, achievable goals for your workout routine. This can help give you a sense of purpose and motivation to stick to it. What is it that you want to get out of your workout, and how do you want to feel once you're done? This can be a great way to start, and might give you some inspiration into the kinds of workouts that would be best for you.

  2. Schedule your workouts: Treat your workout routine as an appointment in your schedule that you can't miss. This will make it easier to prioritize and stick to your routine.

  3. Find a workout buddy: Working out with a friend can keep you accountable and provide motivation and support.

  4. Mix it up: Doing the same workout every day can get boring. Mix things up by trying new exercises, switching up your routine, or trying a new sport or activity. 

  5. Reward yourself: Treat yourself to something you enjoy after a workout session. A coffee at your favourite cafe. A smoothie at that new fancy health food store. Whatever gets you going, this can be a great way to incentivise yourself to stick to your routine.

  6. Stay consistent: Consistency is key to building a workout routine that lasts. Try to stick to your routine even on days when you don't feel like it. You don't need to workout for 3 hours a day (who has time for that). 20 minutes a day is all you need!

  7. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after your workout is essential for staying hydrated and maximising the benefits of your workout.

  8. Listen to your body: If you're feeling overly fatigued or experiencing pain, take a break. Overdoing it can lead to injury and burnout. And don't skip rest days! You heard it here first.

Maintaining a consistent workout routine requires discipline, motivation, and planning. By using the guide in this blog, you can create a fitness routine that lasts, and most importantly, works for you! Remember that fitness is a journey, and it may take time to see results. But by staying dedicated and persistent, you can reach your fitness goals and enjoy the numerous physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. So start small, be consistent, and have fun with your workout routine!