Exercise has been proven to have benefits that go beyond the physical. Exercise has been proven to elevate mood, enhance feelings of self-efficacy, increase self-esteem, increase memory, improve your thinking-abilities, and it is a great way to burn off stress and negativity.
It’s no wonder study after study shows that people who exercise and eat well, do far better than people who only focus on eating well. When you exercise you are taking one more positive action to improving your health. Remember positive action cascades to positive action creating a larger positive transformation and self-empowered life.
The most important factor with exercise is to get started no matter how much you do. Everyone needs to start somewhere, so whether you have ten minutes, 30, or more, the important thing is to get started. Next, you need to get committed to a consistent movement regime. The best way to do this is to craft out a one week exercise program and commit to it. Make sure to write it on your calendar as if it is an appointment—because it is an appointment for your health.
1. Construct a 1-week exercise plan, with a minimum of 3 days committed to exercise.
2. Write the specific days and times in your calendar to make sure you follow-through
3. Remember you are better off to segment a 10 minute routine than none at all. The first 10 minutes is usually the most challenging and once you get through it, your body will often want to go longer.