15 Lifelong Exercise Tips

9. Combine Family and Exercise Time

For example, walking, hiking, skating and bike riding all offer an opportunity to combine exercise with family time.

10. Learn How to Do Your Exercises Safely

Injury and soreness are common reasons for quitting an exercise program. Always remember, you can achieve tremendous gain without significant pain.

11. Work out at the same time every day.

This will allow you to get in the habit of exercising at a particular time of day.

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12. Keep an Exercise Journal

This provides you with a picture of your progress, which can be a great motivator.  

13. Schedule Activities Around Your Exercise Sessions

Once you have identified the days and times you will exercise each week, schedule your other activities around these times. This demonstrates the importance of your exercise program in your life.

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14. Don't Stress Out if you Miss a Workout

Missing an occasional workout is not a problem. In fact, it's to be expected. Just get back to work the next day.

15. Make Sure you Have Fun

No one sticks with exercise unless they enjoy it. You can make sure you have fun by selecting activities you really enjoy and by working out with others.

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About the Author

Tyrone A. Holmes, Ed.D, CPT, is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise and a Level 2 cycling coach through USA Cycling. He provides Cycle-Max Coaching for cyclists and multisport athletes who want to improve their performance on the bike and Healthy Life Coaching for individuals who want to lose weight and develop healthier lifestyles. His latest book is Developing Training Plans for Cyclists and Triathletes. Visit his website at www.holmesfitness.com and his Fitness Corner blog at www.doctorholmes.wordpress.com.

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