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Is fitness a habit?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics

Yes fitness is a habit. To be fit and to stay fit you have to continually exercise and eat well or you will lose it. Physical fitness requires regular upkeep. You have to work out or do enough physical labor that your muscles and organs stay in shape. Fitness requires dedication and the motivation to find the time to insert it into your busy life. Once you like the results both physical and mental, a habit forms to be able to maintain the results.

It is for me. If not, it certainly should be for you if long term healthy lifestyle is one of your goals. Making it part of your daily life might seem a challenge in the early going but will pay huge dividends in the end.

Fitness should be a habit if you intend to make it a permanent part of life. By incorporating fitness into your life on a more regular basis, you can it turn into a habit. Developing this habit does take work, motivation, and perseverance. With a little determination, you can make fitness an integral part of your life and reap the bountiful rewards it will bestow.

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