Today is the last day of NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS MONTH~~So make the most of it!
Start Small and Stick to It
Consult your physician before making any changes in diet, exercise, or medication.
Here are some tips for long-term success with an exercise program:
*Start with small goals.
Donâ€™t try to go from no activity to being active every day. Start small. For instance, if you havenâ€™t exercised much lately, aim for a short walk 2 days this week.
*Make sure itâ€™s enjoyable.
Try several activities until you hit on ones you like. Find a more pleasant place to walk, for instance. Or walk with a friend.
*Have a Plan B.
Sometimes life just derails your plans for exercise time. So, always have a backup plan in mind. For instance, if you intend to walk at lunch, be ready to switch to an after-dinner activity if your boss needs you to work over lunch.
*Secure your support system.
Get everyone on your â€œteamâ€ to make exercise feel acceptable and doable. Talk to your spouse about it. Share your goals with supportive friends. Set and share goals in our Keep Moving Together section.
*Monitor your progress.
Feedback can be richly rewarding. Try using a pedometer to count your steps. Or use tracking sheets to set activity goals and check off your progress.
Reference: Keep Moving