Tips for implementing exercise into your routine

Karina Vaevaemaki

Regular exercise is crucial for overall wellbeing but fitting it into a busy schedule can be challenging. These tips from one of our very own awesome Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Karina, can help you seamlessly incorporate exercise into your routine.

Set clear goals

Define what you want to achieve through exercise.  Whether it's for general health benefits, weight loss, muscle gain, improved cardiovascular health or something else, setting goals will help you stay focused and motivated.

Choose activities you enjoy  

Find activities that you genuinely enjoy doing. Whether it's walking, dancing, swimming, or yoga, selecting activities that you find fun and engaging increases the likelihood of sticking to your exercise routine.

Start slowly  

If you're new to exercise or returning after a long break, start with low-intensity workouts and gradually increase the duration and intensity over time. We can help with this!

Schedule exercise sessions  

Treat exercise like any other important appointment by scheduling it into your daily routine. Choose a time of day that works best for you.

Be flexible  

Life can be unpredictable, so be prepared to adapt your exercise routine when necessary. If you miss a workout, don't dwell on it. Instead, find alternative ways to stay active, such as taking a brisk walk or doing a quick home workout.

Mix it up  

Prevent boredom and plateauing by varying your workouts. Incorporate a mix of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises to target different muscle groups and keep your body challenged.

Get support

Surround yourself with supportive friends, family members, or workout buddies who can encourage and motivate you on your fitness journey.  

Remember, consistency is key, so stay committed and enjoy the journey to a healthier, happier you!

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