14 Feb Keeping Your Heart Healthy – Finding a Routine That Works
The hardest part of an exercise routine is getting started.
Once you’ve established a regular pattern of exercise, you’ll find yourself following it. So, how do you get started? Well, first of all, consult your doctor. Your doctor can recommend the specific kinds of exercise for your own individual needs. Generally, however, these guidelines should get you going.
First of all, exercise will only become a habit if it’s fun! Pick something you will enjoy doing. If you like being with a group of people, try a team sport like basketball or soccer.
You don’t have to be a super athlete. Anyone can exercise. Social activities like dancing and mall-walking are also good. If you’re more of a loner, try bicycling or swimming.
Don’t kid yourself. Be honest about what you realistically think you can do. If you have always hated to climb stairs, step aerobics probably isn’t for you. Maybe a walk around the neighborhood would be more pleasant. Many people today are walking toward fitness.
Consider your current state of physical fitness. If you haven’t exercised in years, you’ll definitely want to start with some modest activities. As you get adjusted, you can increase your activity.
Consider your schedule. Are you a morning person? Then plan to exercise in the morning. If you’re addicted to your snooze button, plan to exercise in the evening. Start with just a small block of time, maybe fifteen minutes.
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