One of the core components to taking care of yourself is exercise. Regular exercise can improve your physical health, decrease the risk of serious health conditions, and safeguard your emotional well-being.

Getting started

Set realistic goals: starting with small, achievable goals will not only increase your chances of success, but will also keep you motivated every step of the way
Make it fun: it is essential to find ways to enjoy exercise and make it fit into your lifestyle. It can be anything like a 20-minute walk, a yoga class, or even dancing - as long as it is something you enjoy.
Make it social: finding a workout partner can help you stay committed, since it’s harder to cancel on someone other than yourself. It can also make exercise more fun, and you’re multitasking by getting social time simultaneously.
Make time and stay committed: scheduling a time on your calendar, taking a class, or making a date with a friend can give you enough extra motivation to stick with it. It can also be helpful to set specific goals for yourself.

Simple tips

  • Be disciplined and don’t overdo it.
  • Working out once a day is sufficient.
  • Enjoy the activity and don’t make it feel like a chore/ burden.


Exercising improves your physical health, strength, and stamina. Besides this, it can also be a great outlet for frustrations and anger. It gives you the opportunity to take your mind off your problems and troubling thoughts, simply by placing you in a different environment and forcing you to focus on your deep breathing.

20-30 minutes of regular exercise can be a greater starter. An overall increase in physical activity is needed for good health, but make sure to allow your body to rest.