your best intentions to start an exercise regimen at the
beginning of the year faltered? It happens to many of
us. We get busy with our day-to-day lives and before we
know it, we are back to our old habits. That’s why Dr.
Amy Pollak, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida
campus, challenges us to get at least 20-30 minutes of
exercise each day. Regular exercise helps prevent and
improve a number of health problems, including high
blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and depression.
says exercise doesn’t have to be boring and urges us
to incorporate activities we enjoy into our daily
schedule. Ideas include walking at least 10,000 steps a
day, dancing, swimming or biking.
are some tips to help keep you motivated:
Set a goal
Make it fun
Make physical activity a part of your daily routine
Put it on paper
Join forces with family, friends or co-workers