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Tips to help you Change your Exercise Habits

If you don’t exercise virtually every day it will be tougher for you to control your weight and although you may not enjoy exercise and so look for excuses to get out of doing it, it is your health that will suffer. You have to make exercise a priority if you are to remain in good physical condition and avoid developing health problems as you get older. Perhaps you’re not used to doing any exercise and want to change so that you can at least walk up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing, which means you have to be prepared to change your exercise habits.

It helps if you take a positive attitude towards to exercise. Rather than wasting your time saying how much you loathe doing exercise you should just get doing some. There are a wide range of activities to choose from and you are bound to find something to do which you find pleasurable, if you keep looking. You don’t have to join a gym or take aerobics classes to get fitter, as conventional wisdom would seem to suggest, as you will find you can elevate your heart rate and get your body moving in a variety of different ways. You might even find something fun to do.

Obviously, it is important to get some pleasure out of doing exercise if you are to keep doing it on a regular basis. You may not particularly enjoy the physical effort required, but you should be able to appreciate the other benefits of working on your fitness, such as the ability to consume more calories without gaining weight and the fact you can walk further and faster without getting out of breath. Thus, even if you are unable to find an activity you love to do you should be able to focus on the physical benefits of keeping fit. Indeed, exercise actually stimulates the release of ‘feel-good’ chemicals so that this may be enough to keep you exercising regularly.

It is important to exercise every day or every other day if you intend to keep fit, as going to the gym once in a blue moon is unlikely to help you. Therefore, you have to set aside a time of day which you can dedicate to exercise. It only has to be half an hour or so and if you really can’t squeeze in a block of half an hour’s worth of exercise you could always break it up so that you do an odd ten minutes here and an odd ten minutes there. However, it is probably easier to keep track of how much exercise you do if you do it all in one go and so you may decide that morning is the best time to go for a jog or you may prefer to go for a swim in the evening.

In the end, it doesn’t matter what kind of exercise you do or what time of day you do it, as long as you keep doing it, as this is the only way you will be able to stay fit.