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Health Tip: Don't Think of Exercise as a Chore

Health Tip: Don't Think of Exercise as a Chore

01/09/14

(HealthDay News) -- If you think of exercise as a chore that you haveto do, it can be more difficult to stick with it.

The Weight-Control Information Network offers these suggestions for making exercise fun:

  • Figure out which fitness activities you enjoy most, and incorporate them into your exercise routine. Try to vary the routine so you don't become bored.
  • Walk with a friend or family member, or sign up together for an exercise class.
  • Build a community or backyard garden, and work in it regularly.
  • Exercise in short spurts, such as three 10-minute walks.
  • If you are concerned about exercising outdoors for safety reasons, join a local gym.
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