Congratulations. You’ve decided to start exercising. A fantastic first step. Exercise is great for your health. Not only does it reduce your chances of getting disease and early death, it also improves your mental wellbeing and even one session will refresh you and make you feel better. But where do you start?
Do you sign up for a gym membership aiming to got 3-5 times per week? What about an aerobics class or entering a fun run a few months down the road? Your motivated, so surely it’s just a case of doing it. However, it was, then everybody would be doing it and you probably wouldn’t be reading this.
Motivation will help you get started but it will only take you so far. It’s also very fickle. Will you be motivated to exercise when the weather’s bad, when work or home life piles up, or when you’re tired? I would argue that most people who exercise aren’t motivated every time they lace up their shoes. You need more than that.
Read the full blog post on Feel Healthy with Dr. Scott Lear.