9 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

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Exercising and keeping fit is encouraged for everyone, but especially for people with lupus and other chronic disease like it. Regular exercise has been shown to help lupus patients, and keep stress levels low and improve sleep.

Here are nine ways to motivate yourself to get out there and start exercising, based on tips from prevention.com:

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Exercise first thing in the morning

Write a list of things to do the next day, then make exercise the number one thing on the list. Some people find that they are more likely to exercise if it’s the first thing they do in the day, that way they can’t put it off. Working out first thing also makes you feel super good about yourself for the rest of the day.

Read our seven tips for newly diagnosed lupus patients here.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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