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Staying physically active can keep you energized, get you closer to your weight loss goals, and lower blood pressure. Lark for Hypertension has tons of ideas for keeping up your physical activity despite obstacles that are almost sure to pop up. Which of these might you use to keep up your activity levels?
Without motivation, it is difficult or impossible to get out the door to work out regularly. Listing out your reasons for wanting to get active can help keep you motivated. Some common reasons people have to get active include:
Saving time by working out at home or taking a shower at the gym instead of going back home to shower.
Multi-tasking, such as walking while talking on the phone or biking to work.
Having workout shoes and clothes ready to go at home or in your car whenever you have time to work out.
Who would not want a reward? Why not reward yourself for getting active? You can do it in any number of ways. It could be in the form of a nap or a trip to your favorite coffee shop after a workout, or a new workout top after working out consistently for a few weeks. Whatever is a true incentive for you can work!
Steps you can take to manage hypertension include getting active and, more challenging, staying active. By choosing and practicing a few strategies, you can increase your ability to hit your activity goals and lower your blood pressure.
Lark helps you eat better, move more, stress less, and improve your overall wellness. Lark’s digital coach is available 24/7 on your smartphone to give you personalized tips, recommendations, and motivation to lose weight and prevent chronic conditions like diabetes.