According to the poll taken in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, 43% of people made a resolution to exercise more. Most of them fail. We all know that exercise makes you feel better, look better, and be healthier…so here’ show you can better your odds of keeping that resolution this year!
- Set a goal of what type of exercise and how much exercise you will do each week.
- Put the exercise in your calendar as an event you have to do.
- If you prefer to exercise on your own, as opposed to in a class, do it first thing in the morning. People have better success with getting the exercise done in the morning.
- If you can, exercise with others. This ensures accountability.
- Reward yourself for staying on track. It is best not to reward yourself with food, but maybe with a night at the movies or a weekly manicure.
- If you don’t know what kind of exercise to do, start with walking. Get a pedometer or some kind of tracking device and work up to 10,000 steps per day.
- Start with a goal of 4,000 steps per work day and 6,000 steps on non-work days
- Every two weeks increase the goals by 2,000 steps per day.
- The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps per day, about 5 miles.