How to stick to an exercise regimen for good
You already know exercise helps your mind, your mood, and your bod. Nike master trainer Eva Redpath shares how to keep it all.
PLAN AHEAD. “On a Sunday night, look at your week ahead and make your workouts non-negotiable. If you’re the type of person who fills your day planner with all your appointments—lunch dates, haircuts, meetings—then schedule in your workouts too. Because if it’s not a forethought, you may not get it done.”
AVOID THE ALL-OR-NOTHING TRAP. “Going hard-core for a challenge [like your high-school reunion] is great, but try to find a balance so you’re not just training for events but for every day. We always say: ‘You have a body; you are an athlete. What are you training for? Life.’”
MIX IT UP. “Diversity is important. To me, the components of a well-rounded training journey include strength training, cardio and mobility [stretching and yoga].” Editors’ note: Changing up your routine will also ensure that you don’t get bored.
This article first appeared in the February 2018 issue of ELLE Canada.