Keep it going! How to stick with a fitness routine

People walking and holding 5 pound weights.

Sticking to a fitness routine isn’t always easy with family, work, hobbies, and everything in between. These tips can help you get started and keep you moving, even when life gets busy.

Find an activity you like. Whether it’s walking, biking, or playing a recreational sport, the key to maintaining your exercise routine is doing something you find interesting and enjoyable.

Schedule a time for it. You are more likely to stick with an exercise routine if it is part of your day. Find a time that’s most convenient for you, whether it’s first thing in the morning or after work. If you don’t have 30 full minutes to dedicate to exercise, try to be active a few times throughout the day.

Get active with friends. A workout buddy can help keep you accountable and make exercise more fun. During social distancing you can do this by working out with someone in your household or with a friend or family member digitally.

Measure your progress. Keep track of how far you walked, how much weight you lifted, or how far you stretched. Measuring your progress and noting improvements will help you stay motivated.

Try something new! Exercise shouldn’t be boring. Trying a new exercise video or sport is one way to keep your exercise routine fresh.

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