How can I maintain an active lifestyle? It’s a question asked by many. Let's begin with focusing on the benefits of an active lifestyle; improved brain health, weight management, muscle and bone strength, and reduced risk of various diseases, among other benefits, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If the benefits of an active lifestyle are not enough to keep you motivated, try adopting a few simple lifestyle habits into your routine.

 

Begin With Baby Steps

You don't have to become a marathon runner overnight. Give yourself time to adjust to an active lifestyle, and don't beat yourself up if you have to take it slow at the beginning. Start with evening walks or short workout routines to build up your stamina.

 

Focus On Creative Movement

Being active doesn't just mean working out more. You can turn on your favorite tunes and have a dance session at home, take the dogs on a long walk each day or book a hiking trip. As long as you're moving, you can still have fun with it.

 

Opt For Short Workout Sessions

Busy schedules make it hard to prioritize working out each day. However, keep in mind that something is always better than nothing.

 

Sign Up For Group Classes

If you need an extra dose of motivation, sign up for a workout class. Once you've paid for it and booked the time on your calendar, you'll be more likely to show up and complete the workout. Plus, the social element of exercising with others can make the experience far more enjoyable.

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