Health Tip: Overcoming Obstacles to Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- Life's problems often get in the way of your best intentions when it comes to exercise.
The American Council on Exercise offers these possible solutions to combatting exercise "saboteurs":
When you're stressed out, schedule time for even a very short workout. Exercise is a great way to fight intense stress, the council says.
Don't set unrealistic expectations, which can only result in frustration. Set goals that challenge you, but are attainable.
Avoid overtraining, which can slow your progress. Instead, schedule some down time to help your body rest and recover.
When something unexpected comes up, adjust your workout plan accordingly, but don't eliminate exercise entirely.
Pump up and motivate yourself with positive thoughts.
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