It’s hard to exercise when you do not feel motivated.
The key is to find an activity or exercise you enjoy! To tell yourself you are going for it and get up and move!
Start by walking. Now that it’s summer it’s a great time to go for a walk around the neighborhood or go hiking.
Ask a friend to join you. It a great way to hold each other accountable.
Some other practical ways to stay motivated:
Post your workouts on social media
Start a fitness group on Facebook to keep one another motivated
Finally, this video addresses ways we can trick ourselves to become motivated to exercise:
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Heyne, A. (2013). Trick yourself into finding motivation to exercise by using psychology. ModernHealth Monk. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSbmO7nn_4M
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