If you are looking for results, I will add yet another twist to consider. Rather than just “results” such as weight-loss or a flat abdominal area, make sure that your endeavors cover all systems such as cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, skill, coordination and balance.
Good for you if you have proven that you can consistently exercise but there is always a new discipline you can add or improve upon.
Often, people neglect the skill based activities that improve or maintain their balance, body control and hand-eye coordination. A weekly session of shooting hoops, golf, soccer, tennis, baseball, softball, volleyball and any other sport that involves more than just walking, running or riding in a straight line!
Having a balanced routine that challenges all of your bodily systems is very important. This is because the human body has a “use it or lose it” format that will cause you to lose sharpness of skills and functions if you don’t stay focused and work to maintain them.
On the flip side, the same focus is needed by those of you whose main activity is based on skill. You have to diversify your fitness portfolio and make sure that while you may have great skill, your cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility may all be lackluster.
No matter which realm you happen to travel in, I highly recommend that you become a “Jack of all Trades” and adopt a balanced routine of activity. Stay balanced, stay consistent!