Exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Not only does it improve physical health, but it can also improve your mental health, improve your sleep, alleviate stress, and boost your mood. However, we understand that getting started on (and stick to) a regular exercise routine is difficult! And as always, check with your healthcare provider for the “Go-Ahead” on any new exercise if you’ve had injuries in the past.
Determine How Much Exercise You Need
When starting to exercise, remember that something is better than nothing. Going for a quick walk – even if it’s only 10 minutes –is better than sitting on the couch. With that said, the recommendation for adults is to reach at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. You can achieve this by exercising five times a week for 30 minutes.
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Set Realistic Goals
Once you decide to begin exercising, set realistic goals and start slow. Go for a 10 minute class on Obe if you feel like it! Once your blood starts pumping, it will push you to do more the next day, and the next! You can build up time as your fitness level improves. Starting with easier achievable goals will help keep you motivated and increase your chances of success.
Make Exercise a Habit
Another part of a successful exercise routine is to stick to it. You’ll find that it’s easier to work out once you start doing it regularly. Studies show that it takes around 66 days to form a habit. Replacing an unhealthy habit or behavior with exercise is also an excellent way to maintain your workout regimen long-term. So, maybe you will replace Happy Hour with Workout Hour!
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