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How do I get motivated to exercise?

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Last Updated: 05/09/2018 at 12:44am
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May 9th, 2018 12:44am
Why do you want to exercise? What will you get out of it? List reasons as to what exercise means to you and what you can get out of it. Maybe also bringing a friend or family member along with you? If you don’t want or like going to the gym, home exercise DVDs or YouTube videos are really good as well. And then you just need to get started! It’s hardest to get the ball rolling, but once it starts, you can gain momentum (by continuous exercising eg scheduling in time to exercise). A healthy reward could also be a good motivator for some people. Rewards could include a healthy protein bar, or watching a video etc. Also, going out for walks with a pet or partner could help you start exercising, and slowly increasing the intensity of the walks and turn them slowly into runs. There are some free and paid exercise apps as well online or online exercise programs (usually paid) that you could join. There are so many options! :)