How long will I have to exercise before it becomes a habit?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
The hardest part about incorporating physical activity into your life is to make it a regular habit, something you do even when you don’t necessarily feel like doing it. To turn your new behavior into a habit, you’ll need to keep it up for about a month. Often, this will mean doing it even when you’d rather be watching TV after work, rather than going for a bike ride, for example, or walking to the corner store instead of driving.
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