A New Way of Life!
Great Ways to Work Out
Why is Exercising Good For You?
Simple Ways to Start Exercising
- Choose physical activities you truly enjoy. Whether it's working in the yard, joining a bowling league, waking with your dog, or taking a yoga class, pick a few things you like to do and make time for them most days of the week.
- Start with simple changes in physical activity and increase gradually. People often try to do too much too soon. They get discouraged and then they stop exercising.
- Don't focus too much on the numbers at first. Thinking about repetitions, distances, and times can be discouraging and distracting. Just listen to your body and focus on becoming more active initially; tracking the numbers can come later.
Try parking your car farther from the door so you walk a little farther to get to work. Try walking around your office or around the block while you talk on the phone. At home, opt for the rake instead of the leaf blower. Remember, these types of "active chores" count.
- Try to work out for at least 20 minutes a day, three times a week and build from there!
Exercising is a lot easier than you think!
Ways to Prevent Injury
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