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Exercise can be Fun
Most of us view exercise as an unpleasant chore and choose not to do it. However, with the fatal disease of obesity effecting millions of individuals across the globe, it is essential that we realize the importance of exercise as part of our daily regiment. We must learn to eat a well balanced diet, live a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly to fight off this disease. And, with obesity affecting the young and old alike, we must do these things regardless of our age. Luckily, exercise takes a variety of forms from a rigorous weight lifting schedule to a simple routine of daily strolls through your neighbourhood. Whatever it is that you're into, it's important to make exercising fun in order to stay motivated and stick to our plans.
Setting mini-goals when you exercise is a great way to motivate yourself. Mini-goals would be small progressive targets that you can achieve during a short period of time. For example, you can try to add another block to your running trail by the end of the week or try to reach a certain distance in a certain timeframe when you rollerblade. Whatever your aim may be it is important to set that goal within your limits.
Avoid setting goals that may be too far from your reach. This will only cause you frustration if you cannot meet them. Start out slow and gradually increase your intensity level as time goes by.
A very popular way to exercise is to share the experience with someone else so invite a friend or family member whenever you go to the gym. This way you can draw extra motivation from your partner, whether through 'pat on the back' inspirations or friendly competitions. Consider joining an exercise group as many fitness centers provide this option for their members. Joining an exercise group is not only a great way to motivate yourself, but to make new friends as well.
Taking your exercise outdoors can make it alot more fun as oppose to being stuck inside. The sunshine is a great mood setter and a breeze is always a delight when you work up a sweat. You can take a stroll, go for a jog or even play some sports. If you have a pool or a beach nearby, swimming is a very effective and fun way to exercise as well. Going outdoors is also a great way to get some exercise if money for a gym membership is an issue.
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About the Author: John Dee also writes articles in other subjects such as Fishing, Nutrition and Web Development