Easy Ways to make Exercise a Habit
“It’s not all that difficult to start a fitness routine”, says Wanitha Ashok, popular fitness expert from Bangalore.
After all, most of us have done it more than once and given up many times, All too often, our initial enthusiasm and energy fades off. We get distracted by other things going on in our lives, or we don’t think we’re seeing results quickly enough -and we stop dieting and exercising.
Yet many people do manage to stick to their exercise program. The reason that they stick to an exercise program is because they have realized that exercise is for being healthy. Here are a few things that people exercising for many years experience.
· Feeling of well-being
· Enjoyment of the exercise
· Making exercise a priority
· Sleeping better
· Feeling alert
· Being relaxed
· Weight management
· Better Appearance
So, once you know the benefits of exercising and choosing an exercise that you like the most will definitely make you stick to an exercise program.
Here are a 6 tips for making exercise a habit in your life.
1. Do a variety of activities you enjoy.
And remember, there’s no rule that says you have to go to a gym or buy equipment. Try variety of activities like walking, running, tennis, cycling, and aerobics classes.
2. Commit to another person.
Commit to your friend, relative or husband that you will exercise with them. This will make you stick to an exercise regime. As they will be waiting for you or remind you or motivate you when you want to give up.
3. Make exercise a priority.
Yes make a non-negotiable priority. And that should be as important as you brushing your teeth everyday without fail. Do not put it aside for anything. As there’s another advantage to making exercise non-negotiable. Friends and family members learn that it’s part of your identity, and not disturb your exercise time.
4. Exercise first thing in the morning.
As nobody will disturb you and you can finish your workout and be free the rest of the day, As later on in the day something or the other will come your way and you may have to skip your workout
5. Exercise even when you’re “too tired.”
Chances are, you’ll feel better after exercising. As exercise energizes you. When you breathe deeply, and your body makes better use of the oxygen exchange.
6. Be aware of all the indicators of progress.
It’s great when your clothes fit better and you can lift heavier weights or work out longer without getting exhausted. Other progress indicators are getting a good night’s sleep, thinking more clearly, having more energy, hearing your doctor congratulate you on improved cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density, triglycerides, and blood sugars.