How To Build a Healthy Habit
Bad Habits Are Easy
Our body does lots of things for us without the intervention of the conscious mind. Breathing, digesting, taking care of cuts and bruises, amazing work…. all without us knowing anything about it.
Bring the conscious mind into it and things become a whole lot more complicated. We know that we should eat more vegetables because they are good for us but our desire to eat a pizza can get in the way! So how do we start to build a habit that’s a good one.
Doing something habitually is doing something constantly or regularly. This definition is important because one thing that should be accepted is that if you want to develop a good exercise habit then try to think of it as a permanent change.
What helps form a habit?
YourZone45 aim to smooth the path through those hard initial few weeks with some techniques to help you view the changes in a different way.
First, we understand the importance of routine, so we help you book the next class as you leave. This means you have made a commitment to yourself and to us that you will make the effort to come. Because too much change can overwhelm people, we suggest only 2 or a max of 3 45 minute sessions per week.
The other very important piece is the education about what you are going and what is happening to your body. Our use of heart rate monitors during very session help you work at just the right intensity. Many people lack the understanding of what their own bodies are doing and what level of effort they need to work at to get results. We can provide that in exact data from the monitor and feedback from our expert YZ45 trainers, so that you can see and feel the progress.
A massive help is your class group; they have all been where you are and working in a group really does help with motivation. If it is enjoyable, you are more likely to stick to it.
That brings us back to routine. The regular attendance will start to feel like something you want to do instead of something you have to do. Feelings of progress and accomplishment will help you push through the 3-month timescale that is thought to be the item taken to form a habit.
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