Monday, October 08, 2007

What's Your Exercise Strategy?

Phew! I am exhausted today. As part of my daily routine, I have been forcing myself to get up and hit the gym before work. Many people think I’m crazy to wake up at 4:45 in the morning and go run on the treadmill. However, I learned long ago that after work there is no way I would ever make it to the gym. I’m exhausted and the last thing I want to do is go exercise. As the clock hits five, I can practically hear my couch calling my name.

Each person must assess their own habits and find a fitness routine that works best for them. Some people are like me and prefer to get it out of the way in the morning. I find that by starting my day with exercise, I’m more likely to continue my healthy habits throughout the day. It helps me make better eating choices and I have more energy to keep me going all day long.

Others feel that a good workout after a long strenuous day is just what the doctor ordered. Breaking a sweat and relieving tension after a workday helps many people leave the stress of the office behind and sleep better at night.

And yet others have different routines such as working out during their lunch break or breaking the exercise into small increments throughout the day. Some people can't stand the thought of the gym and take their exercise outdoors.

Whatever method you prefer, be sure you’re getting some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes five times a week.

Happy Monday everyone!

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