Fitness is for Life
Exercise is one of the best investments you can make toward your overall health and well-being. The CDC recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week. 150 minutes of time may seem like a lot to devote to exercise, but it actually only makes up about 1 percent of the time you have each week.
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Keep challenging yourself.
When exercise becomes too easy or boring, it can lead to falling out of routine. As you meet your goals, work on setting new ones to maintain your momentum.
Track your progress.
Use a journal, your Health Advocate website, or a fitness device or app to track your progress toward your goals. Not only can it help with motivation, it will also show you how far you have come!
Keep it fresh and fun.
Try new forms of exercise such as tai chi, yoga, circuit training, group fitness classes, dance classes and workout apps or DVDs.
Find a buddy.
Working toward a goal with the help of a partner can keep you accountable, make it more exciting and improve the likelihood of meeting your goal.
Remember the benefits.
Exercise can improve your health by:
- Reducing your risk of health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer
- Improving your outlook and increasing feelings of happiness and well-being
- Helping you get better sleep
- Increasing your energy levels
How will you maintain your exercise momentum? Choose a strategy to help you stay motivated and put into practice.
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