10 Tips to Kickstart Your Exercise in 2013

Don't make a New Year's resolution---kickstart your exercise for 2013 and never stop! That would be a real commitment....

So, here are 10 Tips to get your exercise kickstarted:

1. Clear your mind and refocus. You want to be healthier, right? Focus on this goal first. You want a lean body? Do it. If you stop now, you won't reach either goal.

2. Make sure your goals are realistic, such as keeping an active lifestyle, burning body fat (losing inches) and losing 1-2 pounds a week.

3. Start moving more during the day....all movement burns calories, so get moving already! Matter of fact, don't wait until your workout to get moving. Every burned calorie counts no matter how you get it done.

Here's some pointers to get you moving around all day:

--Walk during your breaks at work.

--Walk 20 minutes first thing in the morning or at the end of your day.

--Walk the stairs instead of riding in the elevator.

--Do exercises while watching your favorite television show.

--Do yardwork and house chores.

4.Start today with your great meal plan full of nutritious, whole foods that you like.

5. On Day 2, start a 20-minute interval cardio routine of walking, jogging or sprinting. Do this cardio 2-3 days a week.

For example, you could jog for 1 minute and walk 1 minute. Do this rotation for 20 minutes. Progress to sprint intervals when you are ready.

6. On Day 3, begin doing a 20-minute full bodyweight strength exercise workout. You need to build lean muscle in order to burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Do your bodyweight exercise routine 3 days a week.

Exercises like squats, lunges, inverted rows, pushups and pullups work well.

7. Schedule a fun activity each week such as a hike, jump rope games, hopscotch, volleyball, etc. If you do something like this more than once a week, that's even better. The purpose is to stay active with enjoyable activities.

8. Dance, dance, dance.....this is great full body exercise that's fun!

9. Start training for a charity walk or run. Many people use this tactic for motivation. You don't have to run a half marathon or marathon. It could be a 2-3 mile walk or run.

10. Try a group exercise class like spin or Zumba for fun and support.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark

Hi, I'm Mark Dilworth, Nutritionist, Dietary Strategies Specialist, Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist and Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.