When it comes to fitness, it can seem like a track littered with hurdles. (Get it?) Indeed, there are many obstacles in your path to leading a healthier and happier life. But, I think we can all agree that it’s worth it to pursue that life. Poor health means a shorter life, and it means a lower quality of life, so it’s in your best interest to pursue health and fitness. However, it can be a struggle for the ages, so it can be a tremendous relief to get some help or advice. Now, I’m just a stranger on the internet, so direct intervention is beyond me. However, here are a few tips to help you out.

How to Get in Shape

First and foremost, you need a workout routine. What that routine entails depends on your specific needs. For example, I walk and bike a lot, but have little to no upper body strength, so that’s where I would need to focus my efforts. Once you’ve gotten that sorted out, the next step is to stick with it. This is easier said than done, but just remember that the whole point of a workout is to struggle. If you’re breezing through it, it’s not doing you any good. So, don’t push yourself too hard and risk injury, and don’t give up on it, either. Just listen to your body when it tells you it’s time to stop, but get back to it the next day.

If your problem is one of motivation, going to a gym might help you out. After all, the presence of equipment might help your focus on your needs more easily. You can also enlist the help of a trainer to give you pointers and to push you to succeed. So, don’t be afraid to invest in some athletic gear from Columbia and Foot Locker and a gym membership to help you focus on your goal.