I have discovered that I need data, real hard facts, in order to be successful. Having a vague feeling of success, or guessing at how I am doing just doesn't work for me. I thought my exercising 30 minutes every other day was enought to make a difference. NOT. So now I have a pedometer and I was shocked and appalled to realize that I was only walking 2000 steps a day. So now my goal is 8000 steps per day.
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Exercise is part of everyday life. In past generations, they had a lot of functional exercise built into their lives, and that is what I work on everyday. I live, and take a few more steps, or lift something, and get up during commercials and do housework.313
No equipment is needed, though I where a pedometer. No gym membership is needed either.
Having some kind of activity monitor - a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, and currently, my Fitbit has really helped me to keep track of how much I move. Some days, I reach my goal without realizing it and other days I haven't moved as much as I thought. It is a great way to motivate yourself to get out and exercise.
An inexpensive pedometer will give you the feedback you need, if you don't want to invest in something expensive.
I have started to use a pedometer. I am a teacher and I am having my students track my progress by charting my data, my daily amount of steps. I am always pushing them to improve, so now I have to set an example and improve as well.
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