The benefits of exercise are endless. Aside from decreasing your risk of chronic disease, you will notice an improvement in mood, energy and even self-esteem.

If you are looking to start a program, here are a few tips to help you easily fit exercise into your lifestyle:

  1. Start out small. Thinking of exercise in hour blocks or even longer can be overwhelming. And in today’s busy world we don’t often have the time! Working out even 20 minutes a day 2-3 days a week can kick-start a successful program.
  2. Mix it up! Boredom can be an easy way to stop the workout plan. If you feel yourself losing motivation try a new workout. Whether it’s cycling, Pilates, aerobics, weight lifting or Zumba, try new workouts to stay on track.
  3. Set goals. Whether you are trying to complete 10 push ups or run a 5K write down what you would like to accomplish. It focuses you and will remind you of how great it will feel when you can check it off!