If you’re like 45% of the population, you made at least one resolution for the new year. If you’re like 8% of those people, you will keep your resolution. Here are a few tips to keep you moving in the right direction.
Set realistic goals. For instance, if you haven’t been active in a while, experts advise starting with only a 15-20 minute walk. Start small and build. Take joy in every step and don’t sweat the ‘recommendations’ yet–just sweat!
Be consistent. You may have to force yourself to follow your resolution for a few weeks until it becomes a habit. It needs to be as automatic as brushing your teeth.
Create a support system. Find a friend or family member to exercise with to increase your motivation and accountability.
Don’t beat yourself up. And don’t let others do it either. We all have bad days sometimes, but don’t quit! Stand up and get back on your journey to better health.
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