New year, same old goals. This January, don’t sign up for an expensive gym membership with a contract, or buy a $500+ treadmill that ends up collecting dust. Yes, these might really help you achieve a healthier body, but they could also be a huge waste of money. What people should really figure out first is if they really have the discipline and motivation to stick with any exercise program.
Before dropping any cash, try one of these free fitness programs first. You don’t have to finish, just follow it for all of January. Studies have shown that it takes at least 30 days to create new habits. If you can’t even run around your neighborhood three times a week for a month, why would you buy yourself a treadmill?
- Couch to 5k
- One Hundred Push Ups
- 200 Sit Ups (similar)
- YouTube workout videos (try sparkpeople, diethealth)
I’m sure there’s more good stuff online, please share in the comments. To better health!
By Jonathan Ping | Simple Living | 1/4/11, 10:00am