If you're having trouble starting a workout regimen, pick any exercise that you know can be done easily with minimal excuses and commit to doing it 5 minutes a day. It can be as simple as stretching or walking. The single best way to develop a habit is to start slowly and do it consistently.
If you’ve been working out, pick a way you can “sprint” this week. Spend an extra 10 minutes on the treadmill. Add yoga after your run. Work out at a high intensity for 5 minute spurts in your normal routine. Think of new cross training ways to mix it up. If you find yourself at the gym on the treadmill, take your friend up on the suggestion to play raquetball. If you find yourself always at a spinning class, try a strengthening Pilates class. (Pilates is amazing.)
If you're just starting, you will build up to 30 minute levels. The 5 minutes a day commitment is what will get you there. Think of this 5 minutes as if you're learning to crawl before you walk and eventually run. And you will run!
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