Get Inspired to Exercise at Home

Here are some tips to help you get—and keep you—all fired up to work out at home.

  • See your success. Visualize how you want to feel and what types of fitness activities you actually enjoy doing.
  • Pick a day and time to practice. Schedule time for exercise just like you would anything else.
  • Start off with something reasonable. Try 20 minutes of cardio or strength training twice a week to start and build up from there. 
  • Get outside! Time in the great outdoors can make exercise seem effortless.
  • Get your groove on. Pick up music with a beat that moves you.
  • Find some inspiration. Snag a DVD, podcast, or a book and follow along for guidance.
  • Mix it up. Try a variety of different activities, so you don’t get bored.
  • Don’t go it alone. Work out with a friend to help keep each other motivated.

Janna Delgado, E-RYT 1000, Kripalu faculty member and curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program, is a facilitator and trainer for RISE, an evidence-based program in conscious leadership.

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