The easiest way to turn exercise into an everyday habit
The most difficult thing about working out and doing fitness is to turn it into a constant habit, and it seems that to create a routine you need to exercise every day at the same time, which will get the body used to the movement at certain times of the day.
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The study found that people who worked out consistently at about the same time each day recorded more exercise each week than those who changed exercise time. Those individuals who exercised each day at the same time were also more likely to achieve the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week.
It seems that although motivation can move you, and an exercise plan can keep you on the “right path,” devoting a certain period of the day to training could be the easiest way to get into the habit.
Despite the myth that it takes 21 days to form a habit, researchers from University College London found that during a study of 96 people over 12 weeks, it took an average of two months for an individual to form a new behavior to the point that it became automatic.
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Determining exercise time is just as important as planning your exercises to stay on track in the long run. It’s important to get into a training routine, but it has to be in line with your lifestyle because it’s going to be a long-term change.
Therefore, it must be a realistic plan and routine in order to function in your circumstances, and introducing exercises at the same time of day will help you strengthen the habit.
Even if you miss your scheduled exercise time, the most important thing is to believe in yourself more than a training plan. Believe that you have the ability to be flexible even if you miss a scheduled time frame or routine when you exercise normally.
By: Sarah R.