Making Exercise a Part of Your Day
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Adding exercise to your busy life can be hard, but it can be done. Even regular exercisers had to start somewhere. The first step knowing that you need to start, and then deciding that you are ready.
Your first step will be whether you need to join a gym. Gyms offer a good mix of classes and trainers. You'll also have other members who can support you. Some people may choose to workout at home instead because they like saving money, not having to drive anywhere, and choosing their own workouts. Whichever you choose, you will be healthier as long as you stick to it.
Some people turn to the sports that they enjoy watching. You may want to join a pickup basketball game in your neighborhood, or a local softball or bowling league. These are great ways to fit in regular workouts while making new friends.
Once people become regular exercisers, they share these common traits:
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American Heart Association
Canada Safety Council
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Last reviewed January 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD
Last Updated: 4/23/2020
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