Thursday, January 7, 2010

MORE Exercise Buddies

Okay, we’re nearing the end of the first week of the year. How are you doing? Have you started focusing on MORE healthy foods and activities? Make sure you enlist some friends in your increased activity plan. It’s far easier to hit the snooze button instead of exercising if the only one it affects is you. If, however, your neighbor is meeting you outside to go for a walk, I’ll bet you’re going to get up and go!
Consider having multiple exercise buddies, so you have several “obligations” throughout the week to keep you moving. Perhaps you have one friend who likes to go to an aerobics class, another who walks in the evenings, and your faithful dog who is ready for walk when your alarm goes off each morning. Think about signing up for some kind of lessons such as martial arts, dancing, kayaking or yoga. I’m not saying you need to be so scheduled that you have a different activity mandated every day of the week, but having multiple choices keeps your increased activity fresh and doesn’t have to feel like chore.
BOTTOM LINE: Exercise buddies will make it easier to have MORE aerobic activity.

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