YMCA offers tips on how to stick with you New Year's resolution
DECATUR-- Now that Christmas is over and the New Year is quickly approaching, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions.
One of the most popular resolutions year in and year out is the pledge towards a healthier lifestyle. Many times these are aimed at getting a gym membership and start exercising on a regular basis.
Sports Director at the YMCA Gene Mueller says there is nothing wrong with living a healthy lifestyle, but many people don’t stick with it…
“There is a large spike of people coming in wanting to start a workout routine and sadly a couple months in, many people drop out because they set unrealistic goals.”
The Decatur Family YMCA offers a variety of workout plans, including private classes, aerobics, swimming, and a running track. Mueller says to take time and pick out what you think will work best for you… and often times it isn’t about hitting the weights.
“When you’re working out, come in with the idea slow and steady wins the race. If you go at it a little more slowly, your workouts will be more effective. It’s not a week long process so make sure you put yourself through a routine you can maintain.”
Mueller stressed that getting healthy doesn’t always correlate with straining yourself at a gym. He says that a healthy life is equal parts exercise, sleep, and a proper balanced diet.