Exercise not only helps you lose weight, but it lowers your risk for some types of cancer, reduces risk of osteoporosis, helps your heart get better at pumping blood, keeps your arteries from being clogged, and lowers your risks for heart disease.
- Make it a priority
When you put something at the top of your to-do list every single day you are more likely to get it done. Am I right? The kids have to be taken to school, the laundry has to be done, and you HAVE to exercise. Making it a priority will make working out a habit and soon it will become a part of your daily routine.
- Find your best time
If you’re like most people, you live a hectic life. You may think you have no spare time to exercise, but you do! It goes hand-in-hand with making it a priority. If exercising is important to you- you will make it happen. If you are a morning person, work out in the morning. If you are a night owl, work out before bed. You can even find time throughout the day to take a few laps around the office, take the stairs, or use your lunch break to talk a walk. Finding a time that works for you will help you create a schedule and stick to it!
- Make it fun
Everyone dreads tasks you have to complete, and a workout is definitely one of them. Even Mary Poppins taught us that “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. You have to make your daily activities fun! That could mean putting an awesome playlist together for your visit to the gym, walking with a friend after work. You can even come up with a list of frequent things that happen at your job and create certain movements you have to do when they happen.
- Set goals
There is a competitive side to all of us. When we set goals for ourselves, using that competitiveness can come in handy with motivation to exercise each day! For instance, you might run a 13 minute mile now but challenge yourself to run a 10 minute mile. You can also try to walk as long as you can. Maybe that’s 30 minutes now but challenge yourself to walk for 50 minutes. Without challenge we will never change – that goes for all aspects of life. In order to find the time to exercise you need to challenge yourself to get better, do better, and be better.
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