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Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 Steps to Loving Exercise... Or at Least Not Hating It!

Post provided by the American Heart Association

80 percent of Americans don't make exercise a regular habit. Here are some tips to help you incorporate exercise into your life - and maybe even learn to like it.

  • Find an exercise that suits you and best fits your personality.
  • Make it a habit. It takes about three weeks for someting to become a habit, so give yourself the time to create a regular routine.
  • Build exercise into your lifestyle. The key is building activity into your lifestyle so it is not disruptive.
  • Do bouts of exercise. It's ok to break up your physical activity into smaller segments. The American Heart Association recomments 30 minutes of exercise a day. Try three 10 minute workout sessions.
  • Keep going. If you miss a day or a workout, don't worry about it. Just make sure you get back at it the next day.

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