How can I motivate myself to begin walking for exercise? I need some advice on how to get motivated and start walking for health reasons.
The best way to motivate yourself to start walking for exercise, is to be blunt with yourself about your health. If it’s something you need to do, there’s no questions about it. To make the walking experience more enjoyable, I strongly suggest listening to music while you walk. There have been studies that show people walk/exercise more when they are distracted by music. Here’s an article about the benefits of listening to music while exercising: http://www.personalpowertraining.net/Articles/the_benefits_of_listening_to_music_while_you_exercise.htm
As for motivation to START the walking program, I would suggest setting up a reward system for yourself. When I started walking, I would keep track of every day that I went for a walk, and if I made it 7 days in a row, I would reward myself with something (like a new shirt, new pants, etc.). Best of luck, and I’ll tell you something, the feeling you get after you walk, is AMAZING! Walking is so refreshing, and it gives you plenty of time to think and contemplate things! Good luck!
TAKE 10000 STEPS !
April 29 2011 03:21 pm | Walking For Health