The crisis with starting to make exercise a habit and it is a problem that almost we all have faced, is that we generally try to exercise three or four times in a week and that gives rise to creating a new habit of exercise too difficult for us. The explanation is that the further constant an action is, the more potential it is to be a habit.
Exercising on a regular basis helps turning it into a habit. It is something that comes to be almost natural, and much easier, rather than of a constant effort.
Try to carry out this idea in your daily life lately and it takes turns every day between different exercises. For example, running, swimming, biking and strength workouts can be considered as the way of achieving your goal. Here are some of very reasonable suggestions you will need along the way to help make exercise into a daily habit:
Set an exact time for your exercise. Agree on whether you are more probable to stick with the time in the morning or lunchtime or even evening, and stick with that time. Because if you do not set a time for your exercise you are more probable to postpone it off until you have more time or stamina to do it, and then postpone it off until the next day.
Bring yourself a remembrance each time. There are a number of paths to send yourself a reminder by memo, email or text reminder, this way you will never forget. Then, when you get the remembrance, do not wait, do it right away. Do not tolerate any delays.
Start from small, take small steps towards your good habit. This is possibly the most useful guidance of all. Because, doing too much in the starting directs to burnout, which leads to stopping you and quitting your habit. When you first try to give rise to the fact of exercise a daily habit, chances are high that, your body won’t be used to that kind of stress and it will refuse most probably.
The key to solve this problem is in the beginning only do 20 minutes, and increase it in a nice and easy way, not by forcing yourself. Even doing it ten to fifteen minutes is fine in the beginning if you are just starting out. The solution is to get out of there, get your body gradually accustomed to daily exercise, and it will form that habit naturally.
Improvement will surely come later. Once your body gets used to daily exercise, you can gradually start to expand the amount and intensity of your exercise but make sure to wait at least two weeks before beginning to increase. Because that is the minimum time your body needs to adapt for itself. Once it starts to feel way too easy to you, you can start to increase the duration of your workouts, to thirty minutes and then forty minutes, and finally up to an hour. Once you do that and get used to with duration, you can slowly increase the intensity of your exercise, for example running faster.
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Mark K. Stafford is an American English writer. He was born in Los Angeles and earned a BA from the University of California. He is a passionate author who wrote on Essays, Poetry, and Journalism. Now he writes full-time books and articles for TheWordyBoy.