Listening to a podcast or a YouTube video is one way that can quickly motivate an individual to develop practice and embrace it as a habit. Hardy’s (2020) podcast is fundamental in guiding a person towards developing a routine. The speaker says, “if you want to be among the healthy, happy, and productive people in the world, get in the habit of regular exercise” (Hardy, 2020). I think developing the habit of routinely exercising will be the best in help me improve my health. Benjamin says that exercise has been linked to reducing stress, depression, and anxiety, which motivates me to adopt exercising habits in the life I desire to live.
Exercise serves significant importance in improving the quality of life people live. According to Stone et al. (2021), regular exercising can help as a crucial intervention in obesity management. The authors argue that an individual routinely exercising is less likely to have an excessive accumulation of fat, which is the source of obesity. Exercises help maintain the energy levels in the body within the optimum levels; thus, a person can hardily develop obesity. Regular workouts help in anaerobic and aerobic oxidation of the body’s fatty tissue, thus decreasing the chances of developing obesity.
Physical exercises help in the prevention of diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Hansen et al. (2018) showed that physical exercise prescription is one of the best prescriptions for people at an increased risk of developing diabetes and hypertension. Through exercise, the fat deposited in the walls of the blood vessels is oxidized, minimizing the chances of developing hypertension. In exercising, the chance of developing insulin sensitivity resistance reduces; thus, an individual has a reduced chance of having diabetes mellitus. Scientists link increased fatty tissue in the body to an amplified risk of developing insulin resistance.
The motivation for choosing this behavior is mainly tailored towards the benefits gained from physical activity. Physical exercises improve my mental health by reducing the stress and depression that I could encounter in my daily life. In addition, adopting the exercise program reduces my chance of being obese as it helps in the oxidation of fats. Research has shown that exercise reduces the chance of suffering from chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. The above physical exercises’ benefits on health significantly propel me to adopt this practice.
I am incredibly motivated to maintain my weight and health under normal conditions through exercise. On a Likert scale, I award myself a rating of 9 that I will achieve my goal by training. I am motivated to avoid suffering from lifestyle conditions such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes through routine physical tasks. My exercising behavior is not complex as it involves frequent jogging, running, and physical gaming. On the Likert scale, I would give it a rating of 2 as being complicated.
The simplicity of these exercises makes it easier to achieve my daily goals. In my everyday life, my plans entail being a happy and healthy person. These routine exercises will aid me in achieving the goals of happiness and thus reduce stress and depression levels. These exercises will help me achieve my goal of being healthy. My strategy of completing the exercise program entails waking up at 6:00 am and strictly adhering to running five kilometers each morning from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, waking up at 7:00 am is compulsory to go for a five-kilometer jogging exercise. From 5:00 pm on Monday to Friday, I would go for football gaming sessions in the evening. If I achieve this exercise program, I will reward myself by going for a vacation one weekend of each month. It is to motivate me to aim for more results of the exercise program.
My weekly progress showed that my level of happiness was increasing through the exercises. I interacted better with my colleagues better and had reduced stress during my routine daily activities. The physical training helped me lose weight, and I kept track of the weight I had lost to the duration. The clothes that did not fit me because of their small size fit me after taking the exercise program.
My overall experience was that creating a habit required consistency in dedication towards the behavior aimed at being adopted. I remained dedicated to the exercise program, and it did not take long before I realized the benefits of routine exercises. I was a cheerful person in my everyday life, and even my friends noticed and congratulated me on the behavior change they had witnessed. The more weight I lost in the exercise program encouraged me to continue and even exercise harder to achieve more significant weight loss. Through the simple exercises, I lost an average of two to three kilograms per month. It encouraged me to perform the activities even more routinely and thus even recorded losing 4 kilograms per month after 4 weeks of the program. I had just taken three weeks to develop the habit of exercising, and it became a regular part of my life.
Hansen, D., Niebauer, J., Cornelissen, V., Barna, O., Neunhäuserer, D., Stettler, C., Tonoli, C., Greco, E., Fagard, R., Coninx, K., Vanhees, L., Piepoli, M. F., Pedretti, R., Ruiz, G. R., Corrà, U., Schmid, J.-P., Davos, C. H., Edelmann, F., Abreu, A., & Rauch, B. (2018). Exercise prescription in patients with different combinations of cardiovascular disease risk factors: A consensus statement from the expert working group. Sports Medicine, 48(8), 1781–1797. Web.
Hardy, B. (2020). 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. Thrive global. Web.
Stone, T., DiPietro, L., & Stachenfeld, N. S. (2021). Exercise treatment of obesity. MDText. Inc. Web.