Weekly Wellness Tips - Exercise Motivation

As many as 80% of people admit they drop their New Year's resolution within the first month. Which means you're not alone!

Maybe we're too busy, too tired, or have too much going on that exercising stops being a priority. The world is busier than ever and even though there are countless online workout videos and local gyms, putting the sneakers on can feel impossible.

Sticking to an exercise routine can be hard. Here are some tips to help you persevere! For your convenience, download the printer-friendly version here.

Choose Something You Like To Do

Make sure it suits you physically, too. For instance, swimming is easier on arthritic joints.

Get an Accountability Partner

Exercising with a friend or relative can make it more fun. It keeps you accountable, too!

Switch Up Your Routine

You may be less likely to get bored or injured if you change your exercise routine. Walk one day. Bicycle the next. Consider activities like dancing and racquet sports and even chores like vacuuming or mowing the lawn.

Choose a Comfortable Time of Day

Don't work out too soon after eating or when it's too hot or cold outside. Wait until later in the day if you're too stiff in the morning.

tlg-exercise motivation seated Don't Get Discouraged

It can take weeks or months before you notice some of the changes from exercise, such as weight loss.

Forget "No Pain, No Gain"

While a little soreness is normal after you first start exercising, pain isn't. Take a break if you hurt or if you are injured.

Make Exercise Fun

Read, listen to music or watch TV while riding a stationary bicycle, for example. Find fun things to do, like taking a walk through the zoo. Go dancing. Learn how to play a sport you enjoy, such as tennis.

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