2017 is here! We all know that this time of the New Year is when we have those long-listed resolutions about improving our bodies and having a healthy life style. Some of us are lucky to actually meet their goals, some struggle to achieve them, and then before they know it, they are right back to the same old routine. This brings up the perpetual question of ‘how can you actually set yourself up for success when trying to make a significant change in your lifestyle?’ It is definitely not easy, but it is definitely doable.
Physical Education and sports psychology are key factors in enhancing sports performance. Here are some tips to help you perform your best and achieve your goals:
Nutrition is key to health and well-being, especially when you are playing high-intensity sports. What you eat fuels your sports performance. In order to perform better, avoid exercising on an empty stomach. Everyone is different, so you will need to learn:
- How long before exercising is best for you to eat
- How much food is the right amount for you
People tend to overestimate the amount of calories they burn per workout so it is important to avoid taking in more energy than you expend exercising.
Motivation may be either intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation comes from within and occurs when factors such as enjoyment, satisfaction, improvement and enhanced feelings of self-worth are the primary motivation for performance. Extrinsic motivation has an external focus and usually involves some form of material benefit, such as financial reward, glory and recognition. Most researchers agree that intrinsic motivation to perform is more desirable than extrinsic motivation, as it will serve as a more powerful and sustainable source of motivation.
Set manageable goals
Outsmarting the odds means setting doable goals (go from couch to 10K, not a triathlon), and then breaking them down into reasonable steps, and if you want long-term success, be clear about what you want to accomplish. Use the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) goal process.
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