Keeping Exercise in Your Life

When people begin a physical exercise program most keep

to it faithfully, but as time goes on, some lose their motivation.

Here are a few tips to avoid becoming discouraged:

• Make the experience a pleasant one

• Select activities that you like and at which you show skill

• Choose activities that are simple and accessible

• Use appropriate and comfortable equipment

• Incorporate the exercises into your daily routine; for instance do your errands on foot

• Pace yourself and don’t push it

• Have realistic expectations in terms of results

• Plan your periods of physical activities in advance

• Join a group or take classes

• Pay particular attention to choosing your physical activities

in accordance with the seasons

• Keep good company

Source: Enjoy Life… Stay Active!

Tips & Tricks for Seniors

Visit their website for more information on staying active.

http://www.mfa.gouv.qc.ca/fr/publication/Documents/A-5177_physique_en.pdf