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Optimize Your Workout

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Answer the following questions: 

1. Do you prefer exercising alone, with a friend, or in a class? 

2. Do you prefer doing high- or low-impact activities? 

3. Are you coordinated? 

4. How's your stamina? 

5. Do you like outdoor activities, indoor, or both? 

6. Do you have any physical limitations to consider? 

Write down the various types of cardiovascular exercises you engage in -- or don't, but would like to. How can you build on your current exercise successes and integrate new good habits? Do you like to run but often hit "snooze" in the morning? Joining a running club may motivate you. Do high-impact moves make you feel uncomfortable? Make a low-impact activity such as biking or walking your go-to routine.

At the beginning of each week, schedule time for exercise in your calendar or PDA. Also make a list of steps that will help you exercise more, like asking a friend to join you for a walk. On hectic days, break your workout into smaller intervals, such as 10-minute power walks in the morning, noon, and evening. It counts just as much.

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