Regular exercising improves your physical structure, mindfulness, and general well-being. However, exercising needs effort and consistency to get fulfilling results.

Working out is becoming a lifestyle habit for almost everyone. If exercising holds no value to you, you are missing a lot. Working out comes with many benefits. Years before, exercising was only done by a few people for weight loss purposes. However, things have changed. Currently, working out is a way of getting finer, happier, and healthier. It’s a hobby for many, an addiction for some, and a goal for most people. So, how do you start exercising?

Benefits Of Exercising

The confidence people have in exercising is not just bravado. Working out has proven to be one of the most effective ways to stay healthy, stress-free, and happy. Regular exercise boosts health status significantly. The main benefits of staying physically active include maintaining healthy body weight and the right muscle mass. Exercising also protects you from chronic diseases. Other worthwhile health gains include lifting your mood, improving your sleep, boosting your mental health, and enhancing your sex life. What’s more, working out will help you maintain high energy levels. You can be sure exercising will make you powerful and generally improve your life.

Types Of Exercises To Try

Understanding what you want to achieve after exercising is important. It will help you do the right exercises that will give you the expected results. Your body is also a significant factor when deciding the type of exercise you’ll engage in. Some of the exercises to try include;


Strength exercises increase your muscle strength and make your body powerful. For example, weightlifting, sprinting, and resistance training. Engage in these exercises if you want to maximize your muscle strength.

HIIT (High-intensity interval training)

These exercises involve repetitions of short high-intensity exercises and a series of low-intensity exercises.


This exercise involves different continuous movements, including running, dancing, or swimming.


 These exercises don’t need gym equipment and engage different muscle groups. They include; pushups, sit-ups, lunges, and pullups.


These exercises mainly aim to help your muscles recover, reduce injuries during or after working sessions, and maintain various motions. Examples include stretching movements of yoga.


These strengthen muscles and maximize body coordination. They include core-strengthening exercises and pilates.

Boot camps

These exercises combine resistance exercises and aerobics.

How To Motivate Yourself To Start Exercising

Most gym-goers find it difficult to maintain motivation every day. Motivation is needed to start exercising, and it’s also a requirement if you want to maintain your workout routine. Here are the tips that’ll set you up for a fitness program;

Focus On The Results

Let your body goals be your motivation. If possible, follow people with the type of body you want on social media, stay updated with their routine, and choose simple activities that you’ll incorporate in your exercise program. Chloe ting, or the Rock (Dwayne Johnson’s) lifestyle and body shape can motivate you.

Get Rid Of Obstacles

Look for anything that might get in the way of your workout and eliminate it. You should especially focus on ignoring excuses, such as ‘I am tired, ‘I’m busy,’ and ‘I can’t do it.’

Plan It Ahead

Proper scheduling will help prioritize your workout as much as you do with other important activities. Fix your exercises into your schedule, and make it one of your daily plans.

Let Others Know For Accountability

Sometimes announcing your goals to others is enough to push you to get your tasks done. Look for a workout partner or ask a family member or friend to check your progress.

Be Easy On Yourself

Working out need determination. You’ll face disappointments, muscle pains, fatigue, and most of the time, you’ll feel like giving up. Remain kind to yourself even when you feel you’re not getting the expected results.

How To  Make Your Exercise More Enjoyable

Sticking to a fitness program is possible if you make your workout session interesting. You should not dread going to the gym. Neither should you regard working out as expensive, intimidating, inconvenient, or boring. Exercising ranges from taking a walk with a friend to running outdoors, if treadmills or weightlifting is not your favorite option. You can try other fun activities like hiking, ballroom dancing, Zumba, or rock climbing if you hate the gym. Pairing your exercises with something you love will also help you stay motivated. Exercising can also be enjoyable if you include other people. For example, engaging in soccer with friends is great.

How To Work Out Safely

Get Your Medical Status First

Consult your doctor before starting exercises. Health concerns like high blood pressure, asthma, and heart diseases may need controlled mobility.

Warm Up

Warming up will flex the muscles you’ll need to perform other exercises.

Cool Down

After working out, use stretches to stabilize your heart rate to its resting rate.


Hydrate yourself properly to replace the water you lost while working out.

Pay Attention to Your Body

Be keen to spot any discomfort or pain after working out. Switch to safer exercises if you realize your body isn’t responding well to certain exercises.


Exercise is not an easy goal to achieve. Motivation determines whether you’ll stick to your workout. Lack of motivation, poor exercise choices, and unrealistic goals are some of the many reasons individuals’ resolution to get into shape crashes. Follow the tips highlighted above to start exercising and stick to it.

Marie Salbuvik

MS, Lund University, Sweden

Nutrition plays an important role in human life. Eating habits are one of the factors that affect our health. There is often a misconception among people that nutritionists force a very restrictive diet, but that is not true. In fact, I don't ban any products, but I point out dietary mistakes and help change them by giving tips and new recipes that I've tried myself. I advise my patients not to resist change and to be purposeful. Only with willpower and determination can a good result be achieved in any area of life, including changing eating habits. When I don't work, I love to go climbing. On a Friday evening, you are most likely to find me on my couch, cuddling with my dog and watching some Netflix.

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