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By now, we have all heard, most likely multiple times, that we need a proper exercise routine, although it can be challenging to do it enough.
The following is a list of ideas of ways to get a healthy exercise routine:
- Rock climbing
- Basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, tennis, etc.: community league or pick-up games.
- Of course, walking the course is more beneficial
- Walking/hiking (this is my favourite exercise routine)
- Working out at home or in a gym
- Dancing, should you try out a class?
Ask yourself if one or more of these ideas would help you stick with an exercise routine?
- Join a health club or gym.
- The goal is moderation, which of course, is much easier to avoid burnout rather than going for the max.
- Try using exercise as a reward system. For example, you must exercise before you allow yourself to have a nice steak dinner.
- Exercise 3 to 5 days a week. Take breaks.
- Have an exercise partner or an accountability buddy. If your friends are too lazy, try posting an ad on social media, perhaps on a social media page of the gym, you frequent for your exercise routine.
- Make exercise as pleasant as possible. For example, it may help put a TV close to your exercise machine. Or try listening to a podcast, audiobook, or music on your iPhone.
- Deciding you care enough about yourself to do it. It can be very challenging to self-motivate to bring yourself to exercise. An exercise routine might not drastically affect weight, although it will improve your cardiovascular muscle tone and fitness, and it is an antidepressant.
If you are a person who typically is athletically motivated and it is difficult to follow the recommended amount of exercise, it is at least 150 minutes per week. You may want to give one or more of the earlier ideas a try for the training and experience.