Overcoming Barriers to Exercise: No More Excuses
You know you should be more active. You know that increasing your activity level is key to lifetime weight loss. But there are so many things that seem to get in the way.
Now it’s time for some positive thinking.
Here are some tips to help you overcome those barriers and improve your health.
Try exercising first thing in the morning before your day gets too busy. Combine physical activity with a task that’s already part of your day, such as walking the dog or doing
household chores. If you don’t have 30 minutes to be active, look for three 10-minute periods.
Sticking with your exercise plan
Make exercise interesting and enjoyable. Do things you enjoy, but pick up the pace. Try new activities to keep your interest alive. If you can stick with it for at least 6 months,
it’s a good sign that you’re on your way to making physical activity a regular habit.
Exercising without spending money
All you need for brisk walking is a pair of comfortable, non-skid shoes. For strength training, you can make your own weights using soup cans or water bottles. Check with your local parks and recreation department about free or low-cost exercise programs in your area. Seniors can check the local senior center to see what they have available too.
Increasing your energy
Regular, moderate physical activity can help you lose weight, reduce fatigue and even help you manage stress. Once you become active, you’re likely to have more energy than before. As you do more, you also may notice that you can do things more easily, faster, and for longer than before.
Regularly including all 4 types of exercise will give you a wide range of real-life benefits.
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