Becoming physically active does not require structured exercise in a gym setting. If you’re the type of person who dislikes exercising in a gym or health club, try adding fun physical activities to your daily routine such as taking your dog for a walk, riding your bicycle, joining a sports team, dancing, or even playing hide-in-go-seek with your kids. Most forms of physical activity can tremendously affect your health and well-being reducing your risk for chronic disease and adding years to your life.
If you’re planning on starting a structured exercise program try the following to give you an extra boost:
- Invite a friend or loved one to join you.
- Hire a personal trainer.
- Listen to your favorite music during exercise.
- Join an exercise class with people of similar interests and fitness level.