Constantly finding reasons not to exercise is not going to keep you in the pink of health always. Apart from weight gain, lack of physical activity can lead to many other health problems like diabetes, bone thinning, high blood pressure, etc.
You might have heard this before - exercise is as important as brushing your teeth in the morning. So get up and get moving!
Here are a few tips to break down some of the most common exercise barriers.
1. Find a fitness-buddy
If you find it boring to exercise alone, find a friend, neighbor, or a family member to exercise with you.
2. Include a variety
If you don't like to do the same exercise 5 days a week, including variety. Go for walks on 2 days, visit the gym on 3 days. Or you can include yoga, tai-chi, or dancing once a week.
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3. Exercise smartly
If you don't have the time for an hour's exercise in the morning, do it in the evening. If you cannot keep aside one hour at a stretch, split it into 2 half hours. Include shorter activities in between like stair climbing, spot jogging, walking to your colleague's cabin instead of pinging, grocery shopping in the neighborhood, etc.
4. Make the most out of home-workout
If you don't like to be seen in track pants or gym clothes, exercise at home.
5. Online training can be your savior
If it's raining and you don't feel like leaving the house, follow an exercise program on television and work out along with the participants.
6. Begin slowly
If you're worried about getting injured, begin slowly and gradually increase speed and intensity.
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7. Don't give up
If you feel discouraged that you are not losing weight or inches, wait for a few weeks to see results. Don't give up on the exercise.
Remember, there's no excuse to deter you from being active. The more physically active you are, the healthier you will be in the long run.