Some Basic Tips for Exercise Success 2019-04-01T17:21:45-07:00

Some Basic Tips for Exercise Success

Have fun!

Choose activities that are fun. Add variety. Mix it up. Dance, to your favorite tunes around the house. Find several activities that you enjoy. That way, exercise will never seem boring or routine.

Use a Pedometer

Using a pedometer can be motivating and there are lots of free apps you can use. Fitbit as also great. Both making walking more fun and motivating whether you’re at the beach, running with your dog or playing a ball game with the kids. Challenge yourself.

Where Comfortable Clothes

Wear comfortable, properly fitted footwear and comfortable, loose-fitting clothing appropriate for the weather and the exercise you are doing.

Hang Out with Supportive People

Hang with supportive, positive people. Find a walking buddy. Train together for a special event, such as a 10K walk/run. Spend time with the children while you exercise if possible. That’s always fun and they’re so energetic! Be an active role model for your own children.

Don’t Overdue It

Do low to moderate activities at first. As you become more fit you can increase your level. Over time, work up to exercising on most days for at least 30 to 60 minutes.

Reward Yourself

If you miss an exercise opportunity, don’t beat yourself up – just work it into your day another way. It’s also important to keep a record and reward yourself for you successes.

If you’ve been sedentary for a long time, are overweight, or are a high risk of coronary heart disease or some other chronic health problem, see your doctor before beginning a physical activity program.

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