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Four Tips to Overcome Your Exercise Barriers

Even the best intentions to exercise can fall by the wayside when obstacles and challenges get in the way. However, there are ways to get past them! Check out these tips for overcoming exercise barriers and fitting exercise into your routine.

  • Exercise first thing in the morning. You are more likely to exercise if it’s a convenient part of your day. Try combining physical activity with a daily task you already do.
  • Keep it fun and interesting. Do things you enjoy and try new activities to keep things exciting.
  • Fit physical activity into your budget using items you already have at home. Exercise doesn’t have to be expensiveWear comfortable, non-skid shoes for walking and use items you already have, like soup cans or water bottles, for strength exercises.
  • Give yourself a boost of energy. Regular, moderate physical activity can help manage stress, reduce fatigue, and increase your energy and stamina.

Click here to learn more about overcoming exercise barriers.

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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