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How to Start Working Out at Home

By Sara Butler

You've done it. You've decided that it's time to get your body moving, focus on your health, and start exercising regularly. But what now? If you've never worked out before or it's been a while, you may be at a loss for what to do. Throw in a busy schedule and things you must do to care for your home and family, and finding time to exercise on the regular can seem even more daunting. Don't worry! There are some easy tips you can use to get your body moving and whip yourself into shape.

Make it a Habit

If you want to start working out at home effectively, then you can't simply rely on buying a workout DVD or a new treadmill and think the workout will magically happen each day. If you want to be successful in the long-term, then you need to build your workout time into your daily routine.

Start small with an exercise you can do just about anywhere, such as walking. Make a commitment to do it each morning or evening, whichever works best. You could do 20 squats before you brush your teeth each morning or do 30 minutes of yoga before bed. However, you can work it in and make it a habit will lead to success.

Create Space

If you want to exercise at home, then you must create a space dedicated to it. Find a small space in your home you can designate as the workout space. That way, when it's time to exercise, it's much easier to get in the mindset you need and keep the habit going. Store your workout equipment in this area and maybe put a motivational quote or two on the wall to help you keep your eye on the prize.

Get a Buddy

The idea of letting a friend or family member down is enough to keep you from breaking your promise to exercise, which is why you need to recruit a workout buddy! Make a standing workout appointment with a friend or get a personal trainer. As long as you have someone else to keep you accountable, it'll help you stay on track as you work on your exercise goals.

Beginning a new workout regimen can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be! These simple tips are easy to do and can help you stay on track for workout success!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.

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