To watch the video on How to Make Exercise a Habit click here.
There is no doubt about it. We are designed to move.
And the research is overwhelming on the benefits of regular exercise and overall health. Everything from better sleep, mood, focus and energy.
And while we all know exercise is good for us – how do we make this a habit?
1) Start with why. Remember to connect exercise with something you value. If you want to be a better spouse, parent or more successful with work or school – you need to be healthy. Health and success go hand in hand.
2) Think of your future. Imagine exercising for the next 10 years. How great will your life be? Imagine not exercising for the next 10 years. How hard will your life be?
3) Write it down. Research shows people who schedule their workouts do much better. If you are just starting out try for 3 days a week. If you are already in flow – try 5 days a week. But remember you do need rest at least 1 day a week.
4) Choose something you love, easy and short. If you are just starting out 5 mins is great and maybe just try walking or dancing. If you love weights – try that. In the beginning focus on consistency, not duration. We are trying to build momentum. My best recommendation over time is about 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week.
5) Please design an indoor and outdoor workout. I really love Canada but the weather can be unpredictable! So be ready to have an exercise routine regardless if the sun is out or not.
6) Connect your workout to an existing habit. I make sure I exercise after my morning journaling practice. Maybe add your workout to something you do before eating lunch or after work.
7) Make it easy and beautiful. For example, have your walking shoes right by the entrance to your house as a reminder and to make it easy. Make sure your equipment and workout space is clean and in top shape. That way you’ll be more excited to complete your exercise.
Put these steps into action and you’ll make exercise a regular habit. And remember if you quit – give yourself some grace. Just start again. It’s all part of the process.
Feel Powerful.
Dr. Sandy Bhasin
Powerflow Chiropractic
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Dr.Sandy Bhasin
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Dr. Sandy Bhasin
Powerflow Chiropractic