How to Make Exercise Part of Your Daily Routine

By Sarah Dray

While golfing every day may sound appealing, chances are you won't be able to make it to the course that often. Still, exercising on a daily basis is not only good for your health, but also for your game. Making exercise part of your daily routine can increase flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and upper-body strength, all essential to bettering your swing.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Set time aside for exercise. If you have a busy schedule, you may need to plan your workout time as you would any other activity. Write it down on your calendar and then consider it an unbreakable contract. Joining a gym and taking a particular class may make it easier to stick to a routine, since you'll have specific days for it.
Step 2
Choose activities you love. If exercising is fun, you're more likely to stick to it. Swim, hike or bike if you enjoy the outdoors. Or take a dance class, go jogging with your dog and play play football with the kids in the park. When you're out golfing, step up the level of exercise by walking between holes instead of riding a cart.
Step 3
Find ways to make your meetings or outings with friends active. Instead of going to the movie theater, meet to go ice skating. Or go hiking and camping instead of staying at a bed and breakfast. Working out with a partner also makes it more likely you will stick to the routine.
Step 4
Make use of your free time to incorporate exercise into your routine. Use your lunch hour to go for a walk, even if it's just to reach a favorite cafe a few blocks away. Get off the bus a station earlier so you're forced to walk to your destination. Do sit-ups or push-ups as you're watching TV or during commercial breaks. At work, use the bathroom on a different floor and take the stairs to get there. Every little bit helps to improve your fitness level.
Step 5
Break down your fitness routine into 10-minute segments. While you may find it hard to exercise for 30 consecutive minutes every day, you can spend 10 minutes in the morning doing some cardio, then 10 minutes in the afternoon doing leg exercises and 10 minutes at night doing bicep curls while sitting on the couch and watching television.
Step 6
Make housework an active pursuit. Wash the windows by hand, mow your own lawn and wash and wax your car on the weekends. Even sweeping and dusting can be calorie burners.

About The Author

Sarah Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications, including "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.

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