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  • Prioritize exercise
  • Make exercise social
  • Make exercise a habit

Simplify Exercise

I recommend starting small and expanding your routine over time. For years I would only do sit-ups and push-ups every night. They were simple. I could do them at home or while traveling. Over time, I added other simple exercises, such as the 7 minute workout or bike riding.

  • Push-ups
  • Jumping jacks
  • Burpees
  • Squats or lunges
  • Plank
  • Pull-ups
  • Pilates

Prioritize Exercise

During my early 20s I had no regular exercise routine. It was not important to me. At least not until my wife became pregnant. The idea of being a father motivated me to level up this part of my life. After prioritizing exercise, finding ways to build it in was easy:

Make Exercise Social

A little social pressure helps when starting a new exercise routine. For years I wanted to build in running but never stuck with it. It finally stuck after my wife and I started running together earlier this year. The same goes for push-ups. The quantity of my daily push-ups increased as soon as I started tracking push-ups with my brother. An accountability partner is motivating.

Make Exercise a Habit

The most important recommendation for exercise is to make it a habit. I have attached exercise routines to other daily habits such as brushing my teeth. To this day, I always do a round of simple exercises after brushing my teeth. It is part of my nightly routine.

About The Author

John MacAdam is a Professional Engineer and mobile app developer from Columbus, Ohio. He is currently writing about Living with less and Growing a side business. Join the private email list to be notified of new posts.

Professional transportation engineer, web designer, and mobile app developer from Columbus, Ohio.

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