Start Exercise if You Hate Exercise: 3 Tips - Fit for Freelance

Start Exercise if You Hate Exercise: 3 Tips

How do you "start exercise?"

A top benefit of freelancing and entrepreneurship is owning your schedule. But don't you hate those things that still make it so hard to ​exercise?

Maybe you've never ​tried it before, ​didn't think it was important, or ​don't think you have ​time. But now that you're thinking about it, how ​would ​you start?​​​

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Knowing which steps to take for productivity and health ​make it easy to start Exercise!

You're not alone! Motivation, prioritization, and knowing why you need exercise are ​crucial. And it ​is ​important- getting active reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and sneaky weight gain. It also improves circulation and mental clarity, keeps you focused, and makes your work feel easier.

Read More: Exercise May Boost Work Productivity by 12%​

​​​The next step is to make something you like easy for you and your schedule!

1) ​Start small

If you're just getting started, a 10-minute walking break twice per week will feel like a major accomplishment. It's an infinite improvement over not exercising at all. Participants in a University of British Columbia study had significant improvements in memory and thinking skills with two 1-hour ​sessions per week. Imagine how 120 minutes/week would help you feel great and work better!

​2) Join a group fitness or dance class

Exercising together makes it ​fun and social! Getting to know people in your class gives you a sense of community. You'll also feel a little guilty if you ​skip a day for no reason. Salsa is my favorite; it's easy to start, you ​see your improvement, and it doesn't even feel like a workout.

​3) Start exercise with an online personal trainer

​Have a qualified wellness coach create and follow up on a personalized workout plan! A program that fits your schedule = consistency and improvement. ​Let the expression "Those who pay, pay attention" work for you. Want to learn more about online personal training?

​Learn more in the free guide "​5 Ways to Know Online Personal Training Will Improve Your Business"

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About the Author

Reggie Wilson is the founder of Fit for Freelance. He's a certified worksite wellness program manager, certified online trainer etc., but he most wants every entrepreneur to know how to lead the healthy, fulfilling life of their dreams. Read more about him here