4. Be consistent with exercise.
Being active is a big part of any healthy lifestyle. Not only does it burn calories, it builds muscle and improves flexibility, as well. Create a fitness strategy and stick with it. For most people that will mean at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, five days a week. Plan your 30 minutes at the same time each day and it will quickly become a habit instead of a chore.
5. Pick exercise routines that you enjoy.
If you are not a runner, don’t try to be one. Walking is just as effective and the better option for most people. The point is to pick a fitness routine that engages you whether that means going to the gym before work each day or taking a 30-minute walk in the evening. Forcing yourself to exercise in a way that is inappropriate for your fitness level or that you just hate will lead to failure. If you are new to exercise, talk to your doctor about what routine are best for you.