Gretchen Rubin wants you to be happy, and she knows that you want to get the most out of life, you need regular exercise. She has a lot of tips on sticking with your program.

Exercise helps make you happy. People who exercise are healthier, more energetic, think more clearly, sleep better, and have delayed onset of dementia. They also get relief from anxiety and mild depression, comparable to medication and therapy.

Here are a few of her tips:

  • Always exercise on Monday.
  • Never skip exercising for two days in a row.
  • DON’T link exercise to weight loss as a way to motivate yourself.
  • Give yourself credit for the smallest effort.
  • Think about context.

The tips are thoughtful, well-considered, and really go far in helping someone understand and frame their fitness efforts around reasonable and healthy motivations.

The Wednesday Tips – [The Happiness Project]

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