Daily Archives: October 14, 2014
Thanks to New Yorker Sarah Wilson:
4. Eliminate obstacles.
Even those of us with the best intentions often find ourselves distracted by everyday obstacles when it comes to daily exercise.
My solution? Wake up, drink some water and get out the door in 15 minutes. No emails, no laundry, no nothing. Just me, a house key and my sneakers.
This approach avoids all barriers to just getting out the door and doing it, the most important first step you can take.
3. Mix it up.
Back when we were cave people, one day was spent wandering for hours looking for berries while the next was spent sprinting away from a tiger. Hopefully you’re not being chased by tigers today, but much like our cave-dwelling ancestors, our bodies are programmed to move in many different ways.
Switching up your exercise every day not only keeps you from getting bored with any one thing, it’s also totally natural.
2. Only A Half-Hour A Day! But EVERYDAY.
1. Exercise every day.
Not 3-4 times a week. Not every-other-day. Exercise every day. If not, you’ll tire yourself out deciding when to skip and when to workout. If you commit to doing something every day, you don’t have to take that extra step of deciding “yes” or “no.”