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Building fitness habits by starting small: 5 Sustainable Tips

Read below for 5 easy tips on building life changing habits.

Building fitness habits by starting small is a great approach to ensure long-term success and sustainability. At Reaction Fitness we have 20+ years of experience stacking small wins to achieve great results. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Tip #1 - Start Small

Set achievable goals. Begin by setting realistic and attainable goals. Start with small, measurable objectives that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. For example, I will move my body for at least 15 minutes 3x this week.

Tip #2 - Choose activities you enjoy

Engage in physical activities that you genuinely enjoy. It could be walking, jogging, dancing, swimming, or any sport that interests you. When you enjoy what you're doing, it becomes easier to stick with it.

"The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision." - James Clear, Atomic Habits

Tip #3 - Schedule your workouts

Plan specific times for your workouts and treat them as non-negotiable appointments. Consistency is key to building habits, so having a set schedule increases the likelihood of sticking to your fitness routine.

Tip #4 - Find an accountability partner

Having someone to hold you accountable can significantly increase your chances of success. Find a friend, family member, or colleague who shares similar fitness goals, and work out together or check in with each other regularly.

Tip #5 - Celebrate small victories!

Acknowledge and reward yourself for reaching milestones or sticking to your fitness routine. Treat yourself to something you enjoy- bundle your temptation with your goal of moving more and treat yourself when you accomplish your goal. Celebrating achievements (of all sizes!) reinforces positive behavior.

Brick by brick...

Remember, starting small and gradually progressing is an effective strategy for establishing lasting fitness habits. Consistency and enjoyment are key factors in making exercise a regular part of your life. CLICK HERE to get started on your journey today!


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