- Establishing a plan incorporates a form of accountability. As such the individual may be more inclined to adhere to the schedule
- Example: "Sorry can't make it to the mall tonight. I have to go to my weekly Tuesday evening Socacize class"
- Allows one to track individual progress overtime towards goals.
- This will allow for comparison of progress from the onset of the regimen to the present time. Tracking could include improvement in duration of activity performed, number of repetitions, cardiovascular improvement, or even noting any set backs.
Though this post focused on physical activity from a gym perspective, Toronto Public Health has proposed several steps one can take to being active some of which included: starting small, setting realistic goals, doing something you enjoy and remembering every effort counts. = )