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I’m exercising to prevent heart disease. How can I stick with it?

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To stick with exercise:

  • Ban boredom. Pick a variety of activities that you like.
  • Make playlists. Use music to keep you entertained.
  • Commit. You won't always feel like it, and you'll find all sorts of excuses not to do it. You'll need to ignore that impulse and exercise anyway.
  • Socialize. Working out is more fun if you have a friend with you.
  • Stay within your budget. Don’t buy expensive equipment or health club memberships unless you know you’ll use them.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Measuring Physical Activity Intensity."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

CDC: "Measuring Physical Activity Intensity."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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