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How to Get Into Your Workout

By Sara Butler

Everyone knows that one of the keys to healthy living is to get more movement into your day. One of the best ways to do this is with a regular exercise program. But many people have a hard time starting and sticking to an exercise regimen. Here are a few tips you can use to make regular exercise easier.

Make It Your Own

No one knows you as you know yourself, so lean on your personality to help you find your groove when it comes to a workout. Create a playlist for your workout with your favorite songs or find ways to get active that you actually enjoy. If you can do something that appeals to your personality, then you'll have an easier time staying motivated.

Get the Right Gear

Once you've chosen an activity that appeals to you, then make sure you have the right gear for it. This will make it a more comfortable activity to do and will support you doing it safely. That might mean some new shoes or some moisture wicking gear -- whatever you need to make your workout more comfortable.

Build It Into Your Day

Try to fit your favorite exercise activity into your day in a seamless way. If your day has a flow to it that includes your exercise routine, then it'll feel less like a chore. Try to make it activities with friends and family and you may find that sticking to an exercise plan is a lot easier.

Give It Time

It takes a while for a behavior to become a habit, so there may be a period of time when you have to make yourself work out. Stick with it and you'll eventually find that it becomes easier to do.

Break Up Your Day

You don't have to get an hour of exercise each day all at once. In fact, it's OK to split it up into smaller chunks of time if that helps you to get it done. Twenty minutes here, then another 20 minutes there will have the same impact on your health and wellness than doing it all in one shebang. Aim to get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, no matter how you split it up.

If you need help getting your workout routine off the ground, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today for tips to help!

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

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