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We are all different. Some people find it easy to start a new routine, but many of us find it hard. Most people find it difficult to keep a new routine going.

Here are some simple ways that can make a big difference to starting- and sticking to- a new routine.

  • Be REALISTIC- start slowly. Increase physical activity over time.
  • Choose an activity you ENJOY.
  • Decide if you like to exercise ALONE or in a GROUP.
  • Think about whether you prefer a ROUTINE or FLEXIBILITY.
  • Even SMALL INCREASES in physical activity make a big difference to your health- every bit counts.
  • Consider what is important for you in the FUTURE- staying independent, enjoying travel, spending time with friends and family.
  • Remember your STRENGTHS- how have you made positive changes in the past, such as getting fit, stopping smoking, and losing weight?
  • What BARRIERS might get in the way of achieving your goals- weather, lack of time, illness, pain, transport, lack of motivation, forgetting? How can you work around these problems?

Would you like to speak to a  free personal health coach for more help to become active and healthy? The NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching service can provide the expertise and motivation you need to reach your goals.

Further information on improving your health is available on the Healthy Eating Active Living website.

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