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  • Many people have lost the motivation to exercise because they have misconceptions about what it takes to see results. In fact, the best way to motivate yourself to start exercising is by committing to just 30 minutes of movement, three times a week. That’s right. For a few walks in the park each week, you can start to cut your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

    But at the end of the day, it’s all in your hands—specifically, your phone. A recent Stanford finds that apps that inspire friendly competition can motivate you to exercise more. Here are five to get you started.

  • Health experts say a simple, well-rounded fitness plan is all it takes for sustainable weight loss, but the key is being consistent. Indeed, it’s that “regular” part that gets people. Many can drum up the motivation to exercise occasionally, but few can make it last.

    In addition to the physical performance outcome improvements, the study also found that BORN TO MOVE participants were more motivated to exercise than the other participants. BORN TO MOVE participants had favorable views of the music and program methodology and had more positive reactions to their teachers versus the teachers of the regular PE classes.

    This could work for you too...

    My husband is a prime example of someone with intermittent motivation to exercise.

    He will sometimes go a long time without working out in our home gym. It usually starts (or rather stops) as a result of getting extra busy at work, and once he has missed several sessions, he has a hard time getting himself back to exercising.

    At 53 years of age, Bruce now has a tendancy to gain fat around his middle if he isn't careful. Even though he knows how much better he feels when he exercises regularly, he still has trouble with motivation.

    Though I have designed workout routines for him in the past, he usually creates his own program. After working at it for a few weeks, increasing weight or resistance as required, the results are very good, but long before reaching his goals he gets bored and has no idea how to vary the routine to maintain progress and interest.

    As he is reluctant to consult me, I suggested a series of workouts he could follow on the iPod by another top Canadian fitness trainer and fat-loss expert.

    You don't need a fancy home-gym to use these workouts and the variety and intensity are proven to burn fat while maintaining and building muscle.

    Yuri Elkaim, the creator of 'FitterU' has been featured on television because of this unique approach to fitness and weight loss that can provide the motivation of a fitness trainer at a much lower cost.

    You can learn more about 'FitterU' here.

    Cindy

  • Many people who don't work out regularly can rattle off a list of reasons why they're not motivated to exercise, from not understanding the benefits of activity to thoughts like "I'm too busy," "I'm embarrassed by how I look," "exercise is boring," and so on.

5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Exercise Regularly | Gaiam Life

How do you find motivation to exercise when you just don’t feel like getting off your butt? I ask myself this question every now and then, and I have the feeling I’m not the only one.