Enjoy the Journey

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Why is it that 10 minutes pass so quickly after pressing the snooze button on the morning alarm clock, but the same 10 minutes on a treadmill can feel like an hour? Exercise shouldn’t be something we painstakingly get through, but time that is enjoyed. Physical activity may not produce a “feel good sensation” immediately, but when it becomes routine, an overall feeling of general well-being will develop.

WAYS TO ENJOY THE JOURNEY TO BECOME MORE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE:

  • Add small amounts of physical activity gradually. Start with a 10-minute walk in the morning or after dinner.
  • Find things that you are passionate about, to tie in physical activity. Garden, take up photography and take nature pictures, volunteer to clean up local parks or beaches, walk dogs at the animal shelter.
  • Pick a person who you want to spend more time with and set up walking dates.
  • Use exercise as a stress relief. When feeling frustrated or having negative feelings, release that energy through activity.

If you pair things that you enjoy with physical activity you’ll end up not just making time for exercise, but also finding the joy in it.

“Happiness is a DIRECTION, not a PLACE.”
Sydney J. Harris

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Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Author and Media Fitness Expert with over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Has served over 50,000 sessions from one-on-one, semi-private to large group BootCamp classes. Nationally and locally awarded Fitness expert on both ABC & CBS. Most recently developer of a new interactive Wellness and Lifestyle program for small to medium sized companies (Offshore and Onshore).

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