Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Making Exercise A Habit

Whether you are attempting to get back on track with your workout regimen or whether you’re trying to establish a new habit of regular exercise, focus on frequency rather than duration.

Make it a goal to exercise 15-20 minutes every day. You will then begin to think of physical activity as part of your daily routine, and if you do miss a day, your total workout time for the week will not drop appreciably. In addition, daily activity helps fight stress and fatigue better than one or two long exercise sessions per week.

One important reminder, do not strength train the same body parts on consecutive days. You can alternate cardiovascular activity days with weight training days, or you can train upper body one day and lower body the next.


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