Health Tip from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
MAKE A PLAN TO OVERCOME EXERCISE HURDLES
Write down the barriers you’re likely to encounter (and erect in your mind). Then plot how you’ll stop them from stopping you.
If you think you’ll start skipping workouts because you’re busy: Start each week by looking at your calendar. Schedule 30 minutes for exercise every day, and make it as much a priority as anything else.
If you think the lure of the couch will be too powerful: Find a friend or family member who wants to exercise with you. Make a pact that you won’t let the other person “sit this one out.”
If you think you’ll get bored: Plan on varying your activities. Also, think about ways to avoid ennui. Work out with a resistance band at home while watching TV, for example. Or download audiobooks to listen to as you walk or jog.