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Fall in love with your exercise routine

When you hear the word exercise, what do you feel? Some people love to work out while others dread the thought of it. Regardless, it's important to listen to your body and to exercise with the goal of feeling physically and mentally good, not because you feel obligated to do it.

If you are exercising only to gain or maintain a specific body shape, you are missing a big piece of the puzzle. Try to pay attention to how you feel when you move your body. Do you feel energized and ready to take on the day? If so, you're doing it right! Do you dread your workouts? In this case, it might be time to seek out a new way to stay active. Exercise should not be dreaded. It should bring you energy, new experiences and pride.

The good news is that exercise can take many forms. You don't need to sweat in a gym to stay in shape. Think outside the box! Maybe you like to dance, hike, bike, play with your kids or simply work an active job. If you don't like what you are currently doing, consider trying something new. It might take some time, but with a little effort and creativity you are bound to find something you enjoy.

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