Karen Ensle Ed.D., RD, FADA, CFCS
Family & Community Health Sciences Educator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
Exercising is dependent on how you value being fit. Your mind and your perception of your ability to exercise, along with your desire to engage in physical activity, have the most influence on how much exercise you actually do. There is no question that, if you do not enjoy doing physical activity or don't think you are good at it, you will not be motivated to do it.
Studies with older women have shown that a person's perceived health benefits from regular exercise motivated many to overcome mental barriers such as lack of confidence in their ability to exercise and lack of time. Here are some strategies to help intention become reality:
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