If you hate the very idea of exercise, it’s time to change your definition of it! Behavioral scientist Dr. Michelle Segar says if you think it only counts if you run 3 miles and sweat like crazy, you’re less likely to exercise, while people doing activities they find fun are more active. Think, hiking with your dog, or playing tennis with friends. Because time flies when the goal isn’t to push yourself as hard and as long as possible.
Bottom line: If you hate exercise, Dr. Segar suggests looking for ways to make it something you look forward to. And you’ll be much more likely to make exercise a regular part of your life.