Exercising regularly is critical to losing weight and keeping it off.Here are some quick tips to starting your exercise program and staying motivated along the way!
Check with your doctor
Consult with your doctor before you begin any exercise program. After a medical evaluation, your doctor will be able to determine your fitness level and advise you on the right way to start a program.
Don’t overdo it
Start slow! Start with a walking program of about 20 to 30 minutes three days a week. You can slowly increase the duration and intensity of your exercise activities as you become more fit.
Choose activities that are fun and add some variety to your program so exercise won’t seem boring or routine.Ask a friend to join you or listen to music to keep yourself entertained while you are burning calories!
Stick to a schedule
Make an appointment on your calendar for your exercise activities and stick to it.Try to make exercising a daily routine, but be flexible – if you miss your scheduled workout, incorporate physical activity into your day another way.
Every day, write down what type exercise you did, how you felt and how much weight you have lost since starting your program.To stay motivated, reward yourself when you reach your daily or weekly weight loss goals.