Find an Exercise Plan That Works With Your Lifestyle

Physical activity benefits your overall health and is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and successful weight-loss plan. When you’re ready to add exercise to your lifestyle, the myriad of choices can seem overwhelming. There are many great exercise programs to choose from, but the most important thing is finding the one that’s right for you.

Simply put, the exercise program that’s right for you is the one you’ll stick with. An exercise plan is useless if you stop doing it. The weight-management specialists at Nova Physician Wellness Center, Dr. Rohit Suri and Dr. Seema Chaudhary, work closely with clients to help them choose the right exercise program.

Benefits of exercise

Only 23% of adults in the United States meet the recommendations for weekly exercise. Getting enough physical activity benefits every system in the body. It not only helps control weight, it reduces the risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. 

Exercise builds and strengthens your bones and boosts your mood, fighting against depression and anxiety. It regulates chemicals that help you sleep well. Physical activity stimulates the release of chemicals that promotes cognition and boosts brain function.

So how do you choose an exercise plan? Key factors to consider when evaluating physical activity programs include your goals, interests, and lifestyle.

Your goals

Your goals are a major factor in the exercise program you choose and the success of that regimen. Dr. Suri or Dr. Chaudhary works with you to clearly identify your fitness goals so that the program you choose aligns with them. 

There are a wide range of fitness goals, and yours are unique to you. Choosing realistic fitness goals will lead you to success, so you feel good about your progress.

If you’re unsure of what your goals might look like, check out these common fitness goals:

Discuss your goals with your provider and work together to select a plan that will best help you achieve those fitness goals.

Your interests

If you don’t enjoy your fitness program, you’re unlikely to stick with it. Consider the physical activities you enjoy. If activities such as dancing, boxing, and cycling interest you, it’s best to choose an exercise program that incorporates one of those activities.

If you prefer variety, express that to your provider. The goal is to choose activities that spark your interest and keep you engaged so you don’t get bored.

Your lifestyle

Do you have a busy schedule? Do you take care of children? Your lifestyle is a significant factor in choosing a good fit in terms of exercise programs. You’ll want to figure out how much time you have to devote to your fitness plan per session and per week. Then you and your provider can work together to choose a practical plan that fits your lifestyle. 

Exercise is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. When you’re ready to feel and function better through an individualized fitness plan, we can help. Contact us at Nova Physician Wellness Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suri, Dr Chaudhary, or one of our nurse practitioners. 

We have three Virginia offices in Fairfax, Ashburn, and Vienna. Contact the office nearest you today or book your request online. A new you is a click or phone call away.

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