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Three Ways You Can Turn Exercise Into A Habit

Most people understand that exercise is an important part of staying healthy, they also understand that if they want to make changes such as lose weight or gain muscle mass then exercise contributes to how successful they are. 

That being said there is a difference between understanding that exercise is good for you and making sure you include it in your lifestyle. A lot of people get into the habit of exercising regularly, however, it is one of the most important things you can do if you want to live a healthier life. 

So, what can you do to get in more exercise and hopefully turn it into a habit? 

Start Small 

If you haven’t exercised in a while, you may find it hard to stick to an exercise plan if [you start doing too much too soon. Many people fail at the first hurdle when they start going to the gym or feel low if they can’t hit high targets when they try to do too much too quickly. Yes, a lot of exercise can benefit you but it is important to build a habit that you will stick to. Pushing yourself can be a positive thing, however, if you push yourself to the point where you get put off, you are more likely to commit. When you first start adding exercise into your routine start off small and slowly grow on your goals. This means, that rather than saying you are going to go to the gym every single morning, go every other day. 

Keep A Diary 

When you first start adding exercise back into your routine and are looking to turn it into a habit you might find it useful to keep a record of your efforts. Not only are you holding yourself accountable for doing so exercise each day but can also reflect on how each exercise made you feel. This can be a great way of finding the types of exercise that make you happy rather than feeling like you ‘have’ to do it. You are much more likely to commit to something if you are happy about it. 

Get The Right Equipment 

Many people stop doing exercise or don’t do the right types of exercise because they don’t get the things they need to do it. If you are starting to work out at home using a boxing bag for instance you may want to get some Official Things boxing gloves. If you are starting to go out running and decide you enjoy it, you need to make sure you buy the right trainers for your running style. If you go into a running store they should be able to measure your feet (gait) and advise you of the best trainers. When you set yourself up with the right exercise equipment, you don’t have an excuse other than motivation. If you feel like your motivation is dropping, try thinking about the reasons you are doing this. 

These tips should help you to include exercise as a good habit rather than avoiding it. Do you think this will help? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.