Top 5 questions to ask when planning your exercise routine

Top 5 questions to ask when planning your exercise routine

Ask who, what, when, where, and why when planning your exercise routine.

1.  Who?

Who do you want to exercise with?
Do you prefer to exercise alone, with a friend, or with a group?

2.  What?

What type of exercise do you enjoy or have you enjoyed in the past?
If you don’t enjoy exercise, what type of exercise are you willing to do?

3.  When?

When do you prefer to exercise?
When do you have the most energy?

4.  Where?

Where do you want to exercise?
Where do you feel comfortable exercising?

5.  How?

How will you make time for exercise?
Will you exercise for 30 minutes straight or in 10 minute increments?

Answering who, what, when, where and how will help you set up a realistic exercise plan.  If it’s not realistic, it probably won’t happen.

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