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What do I do when exercise feels challenging?

Exercise can feel challenging when we are taken outside of our comfort zones. To help with this, choose a positive way to deal with the discomfort. Try to look at the discomfort as a positive challenge and not as a threat. Think about the last time you were challenged and how you overcame that. Focus on the positive impacts that this challenge will bring. Each time you feel challenged, recite a positive affirmation. If you still feel overwhelmed, then ease off on the load, and try progressing your exercise more slowly.

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