Simple ways to make exercise a habit

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Published: November 12, 2019

People usually dread every single type of exercise because they deem it too much work. And it is. Leaving one’s comfort zone can be a dreadful task indeed, so if you have this sentiment you should not feel bad. It is, if nothing else, normal. In most cases, people in their twenties could eat all they wished, and there were no consequences. However, when the thirties knocked on your door your metabolism changed, and your body went through changes. This means that you will no longer digest everything like a black hole. There are visible impacts on your body. In order to keep the physique from before, and keep eating what you eat you need to start learning how to make exercise a habit!

Just like any other habit, it is built over time. If you think that this change is something you are going to get used to immediately – you are setting yourself up to fail. Do not do that. Try to see it as a seamless transition from one life routine to another. This is what it means to make exercise a habit. People are creatures that are slaves to habit, so it is your task to try to have as many good habits as you can! Remember, starting to exercise for the first time is not an excuse!

Make exercise a habit – start little!

Do not set some incredibly large goals for yourself from the getgo. Try to start light. Also, try to set very small goals but to have a lot of them! This way you will constantly give yourself that rewarding feeling of success, without the exhaustion of larger tasks you simply could not achieve. Your goal should be to enlist exercise in your daily routine. This means that you will make exercise a habit, and not a task that you have to clear from your to-do list. This is not something that will happen overnight. It is a process that you will have to see through and stay dedicated to. There are a few tips we would like to share with you in order to help you reach this goal. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

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Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body!

Step #1 – Analyse your working week

In order to see how an exercise can become a habit – you need to analyze your working week. To be more specific, you are looking for moments in your week when you can afford to have a breather. This does not need to be anything more than 2 hours in a single day. You should aim to find two such slots in the 5 days working week. The third timeslot you will try to assemble will be over the weekend. But this one should not be that difficult to get!

Step #2 – Analyse the type of workout you wish to do

There really are numerous different workout routines you can strive for. The most frequent one is simply going to the gym and doing your thing! This one can be, furthermore, achieved in two different ways. You can either hire a professional trainer to accompany you on your journey, or you can decide to do everything on your own. If you are going to go with the former, you should take a look at the list of best workout apps! These can replace personal trainers any day!

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The analysis is key. By carefully analyzing you will produce better results!

On the other hand, if you are thinking about going with the latter, you might wish to explore what it actually means to hire a professional fitness trainer. Even though these services are not cheap, they give a lot of value! You will have a coach that will make sure you are doing your exercises right and that you don’t hurt yourself. Furthermore, this professional will help you with your diet as well as the various exercises based on what your personal goal is. To those that do not have a long workout history, we recommend looking into a personal fitness trainer in Dubai!

If, on the other hand, the gym is not your thing you might look at some home workout routines. This will save you a lot of time! It might not really show results as fast and as efficient as the gym workout do, but it will still do the trick!

Step #3 – Don’t ‘start tomorrow’, make exercise a habit today!

The most important thing is not to do the usual: “I’ll start on Monday” routine that people most commonly do. You need to start right away. Think of it as a band-aid that you need to rip off immediately. The sooner you start building this habit the easier it will become down the road. People usually think that procrastination feels good, and in most cases it does. But, procrastination is broken by invoking the panic monster that comes when a deadline approaches. Working out does not have a deadline, nor will you get fired if you don’t start. This is why you could end up procrastinating infinitely. You need not fall into this trap and start as soon as today!

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Do not delay. Tomorrow starts now!

If you wish to make exercise a habit, procrastination will be your biggest enemy.

Step #4 – Set objectives!

The most important thing when undergoing any project, including workout is to set yourself with some objectives. Start small and make your first objective to not miss a single workout in one week. Later on increase this to two weeks, a month and then 6 months. This objective might be hard to build on, but it will be your panic monster and it will be something that will push you throughout the process. Think of it as challenging yourself to be a better self. You really don’t want to let yourself down, do you? We are here for all your questions!

Good luck!

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