4 Simple Ways to Rethink Exercise and Develop Healthy Habits

When people are asked why they don’t exercise regularly, they usually say that they don’t have the time for it. But the truth is that nobody really has enough time on their hands, and fitness enthusiasts easily carve out hours even in their busiest periods so they can work out. 

Some people avoid exercise because they do not believe it is beneficial to them. And most avoid exercising because they would rather do anything else. 

When was the last time you visited a local fitness studio? Do you really have no time for a workout? Sedentary lifestyles are not caused by a lack of time. Here’s a four-step strategy that can help you shift the way you think about exercise and how it fits into your life for good:

Examine The Real Issue

If you don’t go to a personal fitness studio regularly, don’t run, or don’t practice yoga, it’s not an issue. People have different preferences for physical activity, and there is no one perfect solution for everyone. But if you don’t move your body at all, that is a problem.

According to a study compiled by the World Health Organization, inactivity is directly responsible for 9 percent of all premature deaths. This means that health deteriorates if you don’t get up and move your body every day.

Rethink What “Exercise” Really Means

You don’t have to strain yourself to reap the health advantages of being physically active. If you aren’t physically active every day, it’s time to rethink what exercise means to you. Finding a means to move your body can have significant health advantages, perhaps even more than intense exercise. Even a daily ten-minute walk around your neighborhood can make a substantial difference in your overall health.

Take Small Steps 

Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body, yet many people claim they don’t have time or don’t want to do it. People often refuse to “exercise” because they believe it must be very physically demanding to be beneficial. Most individuals give up before they even begin because it is so difficult to get started, let alone maintain. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Instead of pushing yourself too hard, just start exercising at your own pace. No matter how slow or steady you go, what matters is just to start moving your body. Eventually, these small steps can lead to a routine that you can maintain for a long time to come. 

Inform Someone

What are your plans for getting your daily dose of exercise? Tell someone (or several people!) about it.

Make sure to plan it out in specifics, as change seldom occurs without a strategy in place. When is the best time to perform an exercise in your day? Choosing a regular time to exercise is the most effective method to make it a permanent part of your routine. When you tell yourself you’ll “squeeze it in somewhere,” you’re just inviting other things to come up and push exercise down to the bottom of your priority list.


If you don’t exercise every day because you’re too busy, you’re jeopardizing your health. Exercise does not have to be sweaty, uncomfortable, or difficult. All it needs is movement, and it is something you can practice on a daily basis. And if you need help starting a fit lifestyle, you can look for a personal training studio near you. 

The Fit Factor is an exclusive, results-driven personal training studio. We offer one-on-one personal training solutions for those who are looking for something to stick with. We make sure to create a customized plan with both your exercise and nutrition. Contact us today! 

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