Make it Exciting

It is vital you know that you don’t need to do a particular exercise because your friend or neighbour is doing it. Go for an exercise that interests you. Yes! that you enjoy doing.

Always remember that whatever works for your neighbour may not necessarily workout for you. So first select the form of exercise that you enjoy doing, try something different but exciting.

Just have in mind that your exercise does not necessarily have to be tedious or boring.


Set Goals

You can set simple and realistic goals and then increase your goals with time. But don’t try to start with unrealistic and frustrating goals that can make you give up on

For instance if you have not exercised for a long time, it is good you start with about 7 to 10 minute walk every day. Then with time you can increase your walk time to about 15 or 20 minutes and so on.

But imagine a situation whereby you started about 4 to 5 hour walk.  After the first 3 days I can assure you that you won’t try to take a walk on the 4th day. With time you become frustrated and you will loss interest.

However, the department of Health and Human services has recommended that you do at least 150 minutes moderate aerobic activity in a week or 75 minutes vigorous aerobic activity in a week. You may decide to combine both moderate and vigorous activity for 105 minutes a week.

Avoid Excuses

It is true that you may be too busy or occupied to find time to exercise. But I will advise that you plan your exercises as you’d plan any other daily activities.

Avoid procrastinating. You can chip in a simple exercise into your usual morning routine.

For instance you can decide to take the stairs rather than take the elevator, or take a short walk around your company premises when on break.

Or even pedal a stationary bicycle while waiting for your bathing water to get ready.

Sitting for too long can be detrimental to your health. Just try to take a walk off your seat whenever you have the slightest opportunity.

In order to stay motivated to your exercise, avoid planning hectic exercises that may require much of your time. Just make it simple. For example, maybe you walk the staircase of your office complex several times a day.

Walking the staircase maybe necessary but for the sake of exercise it have to be deliberate.

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