Set a goal! Make a move!

In order to succeed in attaining a goal, we must first believe that we can do it!

Goal setting is an important way to help increase your physical activity, as it accords you with something to plan up and work towards it. Setting a goal provides you with a way to measure how well you are doing over a period.

Have a look, we have few tips that aid your goal setting. Go ahead and do it!

Be realistic in setting goals. Remember that most of us will never be world-famous athletes or supermodels. Think about what is possible and achievable for you. Be specific and write down your goal; do not make your ultimate goal a general statement.

Example:
Goal - I want to lose weight.
Well, how many kilos or pounds? By when do you want to lose it?
Remember - Never leave your goal as an open-ended one and never compromise on it.

Challenge accepted!

Set up short-term goals

Short-term goals are specific daily actions or behaviors that lead to achieving your ultimate goal. Know your starting point. Pick up any activities that are comfortable and realistic, build it slowly at a pace that feels right for you.It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.

One mini goal might be to exercise on all or most of the days of the week. The more you achieve, the more motivated you will become.

Example: If you want to walk, set a goal that you should begin with simple achievable goals like “I should walk for 30 minutes thrice a week.”

Set up medium-term goals

You can set up a medium-term goal. Once you achieve your short-term goal; your medium-term goal should be of more duration and intensity compared to your already achieved short-term goal.

Example: If you have planned for walking up to 30 minutes every morning and have achieved the task, then your medium-goal should be like “I should walk for 45 minutes every morning.”

The cumulative effect of short-term goals leads you to complete a medium-term goal. This leads you in achieving the long-term or ULTIMATE goal.

Set up long -term goals

Long-term goals require ample of time and planning. Set new goals when you have accomplished with the previously set goals. Set challenging and realistic goals.
If you are planning for any kind of physical activity for 30 minutes each day, try to increase by 10% each week or for example walk up to 60 minutes or speed up your walk without change in the duration. Participate in events such as “Walk for a Cause”. These are fun events can be done with groups and buddies, which will make the walk interesting, rather enjoyable.

A Goal without a Plan is nothing but a Wish…..Here is the Plan!!

Set the goal, Make a plan, Get to work, Stick to it, Reach the goal.

Setting the goal is an easy task. Achievements are obtained only when you have determination to follow the goals. If you are trying to become physically active, realistic and well-planned goals keep you focused and motivated. Different fitness goals require different approaches. For example, weight loss requires you to regularly burn more kilocalories than what you consume.

An effective strategy would include:
  • Exercise for at least 30min on all or most days of the week
  • Choosing activities like aerobics, swimming, running, and dancing

If your goal is to stay fit, physical activity such as walking can be opted for. Walking 10,000 steps per day i.e., around 8 kilometers is essential to attain a health benefit. It is very difficult to walk those many steps on the first day itself. Increase the number gradually to reach the goal.

Monitor your progress regularly

If your goal is to stay fit, measure the number of steps you walk and get an idea of your progress with the help of a pedometer.

If you are exercising to lose weight, record your exercise sessions and weekly measurements. Include incidental achievements like feeling more energetic or fitting into a smaller pair of jeans. Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow If yes, never forget to reward yourself for all you have achieved.

Celebrate the progress.

Pledge

I _ _ _ _ _ pledge to take-up some form of physical activity daily such as walking , jogging , aerobics , exercise , cycling , dancing , sports for the benefit of my health and wellness. Also, I would try to motivate at least one person from my family , friends or colleagues to get moving for their healthy lifestyle.

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  • I Pramod pledge to take-up some form of physical activity daily such as walking , jogging , aerobics , exercise , cycling , dancing , sports for the benefit of my health and wellness. Also I would try to motivate at least one person from my family , friends or colleagues to get moving for their fitness.
  • I Srikanth pledge to take-up some form of physical activity daily such as walking , jogging , aerobics , exercise , cycling , dancing , sports for the benefit of my health and wellness. Also I would try to motivate at least one person from my family , friends or colleagues to get moving for their fitness.
  • I Debdeep pledge to take-up some form of physical activity daily such as walking , jogging , aerobics , exercise , cycling , dancing , sports for the benefit of my health and wellness. Also I would try to motivate at least one person from my family , friends or colleagues to get moving for their fitness.
  • I Vevek pledge to take-up some form of physical activity daily such as walking , jogging , aerobics , exercise , cycling , dancing , sports for the benefit of my health and wellness. Also I would try to motivate at least one person from my family , friends or colleagues to get moving for their fitness.

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