Just as there are diet plateaus, your exercise routine can become, well, routine, causing you to stall out and lose interest. That can lead to backtracking and losses in your overall fitness level.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, with its own employees, motivational signs made a difference.
Exercising for a cause is a great motivator. Train for and participate in a run or bike trip that raises awareness and money for a non-profit that has to mean to you and your family. It could be an organization funding research for a disease cure or one that assists the needy in your own community.
If you’ve already reached the fitness milestones you first set for yourself, challenge yourself by setting new ones. And don’t forget to reward yourself as you accomplish each one.
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