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consistency is key

HOW CONSISTENCY CAN GET YOU TO
WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

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n the pursuit of fitness goals, consistency stands as an unsung hero, quietly but significantly influencing our journey towards health and well-being. Whether you're a dedicated gym-goer or someone striving to maintain a healthy weight, understanding the pivotal role consistency plays can be transformative. Let's delve into the scientific underpinnings of consistency and how it can 

1.  Staying on Track: Research published in the Journal of Obesity indicates that consistency in exercise routines correlates positively with long-term weight loss maintenance. For women aiming to shed pounds or maintain a healthy weight, sticking to a regular workout regimen can make all the difference. Even small, consistent efforts accumulate over time, leading to tangible results.

 

2. Building Habits: According to a study in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes an average of 66 days for a behavior to become automatic. Consistency breeds habit formation, making it easier to adhere to healthy lifestyle choices. For women striving to integrate fitness into their daily routines, establishing a consistent exercise schedule is key to cementing it as a natural part of their lifestyle.

 

3. Metabolic Impact: A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that consistent exercise positively affects metabolic rate, even outside of active workout periods. This means that maintaining a regular exercise routine can boost calorie burning throughout the day, aiding weight management efforts. For women aiming to optimize their metabolism and achieve sustainable weight loss, consistency is paramount.

 

4. Mental Health Benefits: Beyond physical health, consistency in exercise has profound effects on mental well-being. Research in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology suggests that regular physical activity can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. For women juggling numerous responsibilities and stressors, a consistent exercise routine can serve as a powerful tool for maintaining mental equilibrium and enhancing overall quality of life.

 

5. Self-Efficacy and Confidence: Consistently meeting fitness goals fosters a sense of self-efficacy—the belief in one's ability to accomplish tasks and overcome challenges. A study in the Journal of Health Psychology found that women who maintain consistent exercise routines report higher levels of self-confidence and body satisfaction. By demonstrating to themselves that they can stick to their fitness commitments, women build resilience and confidence that extends beyond the gym.

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Developing consistency doesn’t need to be difficult. It requires a shift in your thinking.

Here are a few things to consider so you can view consistency differently.

  1. Start with small steps. You don’t have to make major changes in a short period if you don’t need to. You can build towards something big by starting with small steps.

  2. Create a schedule or plan to stay on track. If you don’t measure our progress, it’s difficult to stay consistent. A plan to keep track of your progress will help you improve much faster.

  3. Make better use of idle or free time. Everyone has the same amount of time every day. Learning to use your free time wisely can help you stay consistent.

  4. Give yourself a break when you get off track. It’s inevitable you’ll get distracted and lose focus of what you want to accomplish. Rather than beating yourself up about it, learn from your mistakes and recommit to doing what’s required.

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SAMANTHA DESANTIS

I’m an animal loving fitness addict with my roots in East Tennessee and a little bit of my heart in Southern California. I’m a food lover addicted to sauces and condiments and cannot help but take in any animal I see on the streets. My recent venture has taken me into fitness apparel where I can design the apparel and fit I love most and share it with you. 

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