The most difficult part of any fitness routine, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned vet is to continually stay motivated to work out. I get it! Life is busy, and workouts are hard, and who has the time? This is why you need to follow fitness websites.
Finding health and fitness sites on the internet and keeping up with their newest content is one of my favorite ways to continually find my motivation. Whenever I’m feeling like I might want to skip a workout I’ll go to one of my favorite sites, see what’s new and read about happenings in health and fitness. There’s always some new information somewhere about workout routines, ways of eating, or new products I might be interested in.
Different Methods of Following a Website:
- Bookmarks – Different browsers call this feature by different names. You might also recognize it as Favorites. This allows you to keep a list of links in your browser that you can access. You’re all familiar with this feature already, I’m sure. The downside to this method is that you may forget about this list of links and you won’t receive notifications as soon as the site is updated.
- Subscribe – Most websites have a periodic newsletter that you can subscribe to so that you’ll get an email with all the recent updates and articles on the site. Depending on how often the site is updated with new content, you may receive emails daily, weekly, monthly, or never. I have a Subscribe box for my Newsletter on most of my pages and posts at JohnnyFit.com.
- RSS – RSS is my favorite way to stay up on my favorite websites’ happenings. Many websites use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to send updated content to their users. Feeds might include updates of daily headlines, top stories, new products, upcoming events, or other important information. When you subscribe to an RSS feed using a feed reader, you’ll receive a regularly-updated summary of pages or posts that have been uploaded. You can set up a feed for an entire website or for an individual category within that site.
- To subscribe to an RSS feed for most sites, click on the symbol:
I use Google Reader. It’s just a personal preference. I like its ease of use and my ability to access my favorite feeds anywhere that I log into my Google account. From the Google homepage, or any Google page, click “more” on the page’s menu, and then select “Reader”.
- Social Media – Most sites will also link to new posts and page updates in their Facebook and Twitter pages and any other social media tools they might use.
Note: Some browsers show the RSS symbol in the address bar whenever it detects that an RSS feed is available for the site you are viewing.
You can find additional tips to stay motivated here: Motivation
What are some websites and ways you use to stay motivated? Please add to the discussion in the comment box below!