Developing a Regular Exercise Habit: Tips and Tricks


 Developing a Regular Exercise Habit: Tips and Tricks

Do I need to tell you how important exercise is? You understand, of course, that if you want to live a long and healthy life, you need to put in the time at the gym. But if there's one thing humans are bad at, it's doing what they know they should do.

We're lazy as hell. We don't want to spend our mornings running on a treadmill or signing up for any kind of organized activity. So we make up excuses instead: "I'll wait until summer," we say, or "I'll start after I graduate." Inevitably, it never results in anything but weight gain and regret.

It's time to stop making excuses. I've put together a list of tips to help you make the transition from sedentary lifestyle to regular exercise routine. Here we go!

Find your motivation. Most people don't start an exercise program because they're sick of being fat, but that should be reason enough. If you'd like to feel more confident, look better, and have more energy, working out is the answer. Pick something you like and stick with it. If your friends are interested in exercising together, even better! Sign up for a class together and you'll be forced to show up every week or pay for it yourself – no more excuses! Start slowly. I don't care how old you are: start at a slow pace and work your way up. You don't have to jump right into a 10-minute jogging session. Take it slow, then add on more time every week. You'll get there eventually. Consider joining a gym or sports club. For some people, joining a gym is the only way to get regular exercise. If you have trouble getting out of the house, it might be worth it. Make sure you ask yourself whether or not you'll go regularly before you sign up for a year-long contract. If you won't, then save your money! Work out at home. If gyms aren't your thing, why don't you try working out from home. You can buy resistance bands or just use free weights that are lying around your house. Even if you can't find anything at your house, there are lots of online workouts that will have you sweating in no time! Work out while eating. I don't mean just eating more. Try eating before and after your workout. That way, you'll be getting both the nutrients from the food and the endorphins from the exercise. Take a friend with you. Working out at home might be hard enough without hearing a bunch of people snoring in their beds for 4 hours a night. Going to the gym is already exhausting – why not take someone with you so that it's more fun? Set goals and reward yourself. You've probably heard about the whole "if-then" method for motivation. It's pretty simple: set goals, and then reward yourself with a meal, a movie, or a fun activity after you hit them. For instance, if you run 5 times this week, do something fun on Saturday. Listen to music. This isn't just for people who are exercising – it's also helpful when you're trying to stay awake at work! Put on your favorite songs and enjoy your workout!

Exercise is vital for your health. But if there's one thing most of us have trouble doing consistently, it's exercise. Make it a part of your life and you'll change for the better.

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About the author: Tom Bilyeu is one of the world's leading experts on business, marketing, branding, and sales. He is the Co-founder of Quest Nutrition and co-founded Impact Theory with Mark Robbins . Tom has been featured on Shark Tank , Anthony Robbins' "Masters of Success" , Forbes , Fortune , Inc. magazine's Marketing Top 50 and Time Magazine Most Influential Business Leaders . Tom is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Insider . He has spoken at numerous events including the TEDx conference, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, and at UCLA. He is the author of Does Your Body Speak English? Connecting with Your Intuitive Self . Visit Tom on Google+ , Twitter , or LinkedIn .

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Conclusion If you're looking to improve your health and overall well-being, you need to make an effort to start exercising regularly. Getting regular exercise is not only vital; it can help you feel more confident, attractive, and energetic. You can start even if you don't feel like it. Put on some music and just start moving! It doesn't have to be strenuous – all it takes is a little bit of movement every day. Start slow and work your way up – don't skip days – until eventually, you'll become consistent enough that it's easy to do! Like this: Like Loading...



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