Tips for Sticking to Your Exercise Routine
Exercise is important for health. It improves cardiovascular fitness and helps you maintain a reasonable weight. Sometimes, even though you know all the benefits of exercise, motivation is elusive. You might feel tired, or it might be raining outside. It can be hard to stick to your routine.
Here are some tips from Dr. Boris Abramov and Dr. Tatyana Abramova to keep you on track:
1. Set reasonable expectations. You’re not going to go from a sedentary lifestyle to running a marathon in a month.
2. Think of your exercise time as an appointment. Put it on your calendar and dedicate that time to yourself.
3. Mix things up. Doing the same thing day after day can get boring. Running is great, but ride your bike or shoot some hoops once in a while.
4. Commit to exercising with a friend. Not only will you have a chance to catch up and enjoy each other’s company, but you’ll be less likely to cancel when someone else is counting on you.
5. Break up your exercise into manageable time slots. Don’t have a half hour to exercise today? Maybe you can find two fifteen minute chunks.
A daily walk, trip to the gym, or a yoga or tai chi class will keep the muscles and tissues in your feet and ankles strong and flexible. If you run into a foot or ankle injury as a result of exercising, or if you have any other concerns about your foot health, it’s time to see a board-certified podiatrist like Boris Abramov, DPM and Tatyana Abramova, DPM. With years of training and experience, these doctors are specialists and the best-qualified medical professionals to diagnose and treat any illnesses or injuries of this part of your body.