We are now on the third week of 2017. You still have a long time to reach your fitness goals. And to achieve your goals, it is important to get the most from your exercise. There are many tricks that you can do to perform exercise correctly, more enjoyable, and of course more effective to achieve your fitness goals.

Here are easy things you can do to increase the effectiveness of your exercise plan.

Set an exercise target

Long-term goals are great inspiration, but until you’ve reached the results you want, you might get discouraged. So, set simple daily targets like ‘running on the treadmill for 30 minutes every morning’ or ‘walking up ten flights of stairs’. It does not have to be big, but having a target for your exercise will help keep you focused. You can gradually increase your target as the time going.

Mix it up

Don’t stick to the same workout routine for too long, or your body will adjust to the stress level and you won’t be getting an effective workout. Besides, you don’t want to get bored from doing the same routine, don’t you? Every three or four weeks, mix up your routine to improve your results and prevent boredom.

Fuel properly

Don’t go for exercise in an empty stomach. You are about to burn calories, and you need energy for that. Read here for the foods that you should take before and after working out.

Hydrate

In compliance with fueling your workout properly, be sure to hydrate throughout the day. It takes a couple of hours for your body to absorb the liquid, so you can’t drink just before or after your workout session. Make it a habit to drink water regularly throughout the day.

Focus on quality

Spending two hours at the gym does not necessarily make you accomplish your goal faster. That is why developing an exercise goal for the day is important. Spending thirty minutes at the gym lifting weights with a concrete plan is much better than to wander aimlessly for a couple of hours. Working out at a higher intensity for a shorter of time is recommended.

Build your workout playlist

The right playlist could help you get the most out of your workout. A study from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse shows that gym-goers who listened to upbeat music while on a stationary bike boosted their heart rates more and pedaled faster. Try sticking with any songs that make you want to dance!

Be patient

Nothing can come in one blink. Your favorite celebrities you see who are in a good shape did not get that way overnight. It’s a result of patience and consistency in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you remain patient, the same result will come to you for sure.

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