How to exercise…even when you don’t want to!

How to exercise…even when you don’t want to!

One of the most significant contributors to happiness and wellbeing is exercise.

Exercise is not just good for our physical health, but also our mental health. It’s a potent anti-depressant and a powerful mood enhancer. It busts stress and boosts happiness.

But sometimes we just don’t feel like exercising. On those days, here’s how you can still get out and do it…

via TED ideas by Rebekah Barnett and Daryl Chen

Wise ideas from psychology, behavioral economics, business — and even activism — to get you moving.

Excuse #1: “I don’t have the time to exercise.”

The fix: You’ve got plenty of time; the trick is being intentional about how you use it.

There are 168 hours in a week. Even after you subtract 56 hours to sleep and 50 for work, you’re left with 62 hours, as business writer Laura Vanderkam points out in her TED Talk. Her empowering conclusion: “We have the power to fill our lives with the things that deserve to be there.”

If you truly want to start working out, you must place it high on your mental to-do list. Then you need to put it in your physical schedule, by planning your week before you’re in it, she says: “I find a really good time to do this is Friday afternoons.”

By entering workout appointments in your calendar for the coming week — for added incentive, send a friend an e-vite — you’ll avoid the dreaded Sunday-night syndrome known as wheredidallmy*&!timego

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