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Tips for building a sustainable and realistic personal exercise program – Week 14 in #your2024story

Building a sustainable exercise program is not just about hitting the gym, it’s about creating a
routine that fits into your lifestyle and that you enjoy. Here are some tips to help you build and
maintain a personal exercise program:

 

  1. Set Realistic Goals: It’s important to set achievable goals. Start small and gradually increase your exercise duration and intensity. This can help prevent injuries and burnout.
  2. Choose Activities You Enjoy: You’re more likely to stick with an exercise routine if you enjoy the activities. Try different exercises to find out what you like best. From hiking to dance to yoga, there is something out there you’re sure to find enjoyable!
  3. Create a Routine: Consistency is key in an exercise program. Try to exercise at the same time each day to help it become a habit.
  4. Mix It Up: To keep things interesting and to avoid plateauing, mix up your exercises throughout the week. This can also help to work different muscle groups.
  5. Rest and Recover: Rest days are important for your body to recover and for you to avoid burnout. Make sure to schedule rest days into your routine.
  6. Find a Workout Buddy: Having a workout buddy can make exercising more fun and can provide you with motivation on the days you’re not feeling up to it. They can also hold you accountable.

Remember, the goal of an exercise program is not only to improve your fitness but also to
enhance your overall well-being. So, keep it enjoyable and sustainable for the long term.

Download a copy of this weeks journal prompt below!