Exercise program motivation

Even if you've never stuck to an exercise program before, you can do it. The following tips will help you stay motivated for the long haul.

Start slowly. The most common mistake is starting a fitness program at atoo high an intesity and progressing too quickly. If your body isn't accustomed to vigourous exercise, your joints, ligaments and muscles are more vulnerable to injury.

Make a commitment. It takes about three months to develop a healthy habit. If you can keep at your fitness program faithfully for that long, you're more likely to stay with it for the long term.

Accept some ambivalence. Everyone who embaks on a major lifestyle change feels ambivalent about it at some point.

Learn discipline. To make a permanent change, you have to consciously build disipline.

Keep an exercise log. Record what you do each day. Keep the log in a handy place It will help you track your progress.

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