Make Exercise A Habit

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Daily exercise does not have to be a chore. It can be a fun part of your daily routine, which can help you lose weight and get fit. You don’t have to stick to a strict schedule, but you should try to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. You don’t need expensive equipment or a pricey gym membership. Even a few minutes of exercise every day can make a big difference when it comes to feeling fit and losing weight. Make exercise a habit by making it part of your life.


Exercise by doing things that you enjoy and commit to your exercise time. If you enjoy the park, walk or ride a bicycle in the park two or three times each week. Involve others in your exercise time. Take the kids to the park with you and play a game of touch football. Commit to taking your kids or a friend to the park every week. You will spend valuable time with your friends and family and get the physical exercise you need to stay fit. Your commitment to physical exercise should be a priority in your life. Don’t reschedule your exercise time to do something else. Schedule other events around your exercise time.

Exercise in the morning before everyone else is awake. People who have small children or school age children know how hectic mornings can be. Once the kids are awake you may not have time to exercise or it will slip your mind as you try to help your teen find her favorite pair of shoes before school. It’s easy to make excuses and find reasons not to exercise when the house is buzzing with activity. Take some quiet time early in the morning just for yourself and do some sit-ups, push-ups, stretches, Pilates or yoga. Invest in some free weights, resistance bands, an exercise ball, a treadmill or a stationary bicycle so that you have your own mini gym at home. 

Make exercise after work part of your daily routine. On your way home from work, stop at the gym for a 30 minute workout or half an hour on the treadmill. Once you get home, it will be more difficult to convince yourself to go out again. Simply make that stop at the gym a normal part of your day. You may be tired after work, but exercise can help you feel more energized and the endorphins released by your brain will improve your sense of well-being. You will leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in after work. 


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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

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