Making Exercise A Habit
Posted by Nancy on March 18, 2013
We all seem to develop habits as time goes by and unfortunately some of them may not be all that healthy for us. A good idea would be to focus on developing a habit that is very beneficial for us, namely exercise. That doesn’t need to mean that you turn into a physical fitness guru overnight but only that you take the first steps necessary to make exercise a part of your life. You can find ways to exercise at home or you can grab your gym bag and head to the fitness center for your workout, just make sure you include it in your plans for each day. Decide ahead of time that you aren’t going to let a lot of stumbling blocks throw you off of your plan to get in better shape. Obstacles will arise (as they always do) but learn to readjust and stick to your commitment. The effort will definitely pay off. If we get into the habit of working out something tends to “flip a switch” in our brains and we begin to develop a healthy type of obsession about getting the necessary exercise. At that point we actually want to workout and feel like we’re missing out when we don’t manage to get it in. Until we get to that place, however, it helps know that even on days that we don’t really feel like making the effort, it will make us feel a lot better if we do it anyway. It’s been proven that regular physical activity actually improves our energy levels. That’s a good reason to make exercise one of the healthy habits in your life.