June 23, 2008
Health Tip: Make Exercise a Daily Habit
How to stick to your schedule
(HealthDay News) -- Choosing the right exercise program is one of the first steps toward sticking with your exercise goals.
Try these suggestions to make exercise a tough habit to break, provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians:
- Plan to exercise at a certain time every day, so it becomes part of your schedule.
- Write up and sign a contract, where you agree to exercise.
- Mark your calendar with a daily appointment for exercise.
- Keep a diary of all of your exercises. Log everything you do, and your progress.
- Have your doctor write out an exercise prescription, including how much exercise you should do and how often.
- Try joining a health club or gym. Paying a membership fee may prompt you to get your money's worth and go more frequently.