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A Positive Step Toward Fitness

A Positive Step Toward Fitness

Are you having second thoughts about exercising?

The way you think about exercise can be the crucial factor in sticking with your fitness program. If you look on it as a disagreeable chore, it becomes one. But if you develop an image as an active, dynamic person, you'll be more likely to stick to your fitness program.

Some exercise advice:

  • Find an exercise partner. If you work out on your own, you may end up being less active. If your spouse or a friend goes with you, you'll have a commitment to honor. You won't want to let the other person down by not exercising.

  • Break it up and set attainable goals. Cruise through a short jog, for instance, instead of struggling to run three miles. Too often, people starting a fitness program set unrealistic goals. They build in failure because they have expectations that are too large .

  • Reward yourself. Complete a half-hour walk five days in a row? That could mean a trip to the mall to buy some new clothes. Make something that otherwise could be boring fun instead.

  • Before your workout, visualize what you'll be doing. Try to imagine what you'd look like doing an exercise. It lets you see in your mind's eye that exercise is beneficial.

  • Realize that only you can control your well-being and your destiny. The best way to change your attitude about exercise is to just do it. Do something a little more each time and recognize that you accomplished something, something to feel pleased about. You build on your accomplishments. You feel pleased with every little step.

 

 

 
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