9) Setting goals: Unless you are doing particular styles or forms of exercise that you love to do just to do them for the sake of it, then it is useful to have specific goals you are working up to. Otherwise exercise can be depressing and maybe even feel like a prison, where you are adding years to your life only to have more years you should exercise! Rather than get bored and depressed about it, which will make you cut back or quit, choose a concrete, specific goal that motivates you. Many aspire to do things like marathons or triathlons, but you might be better inspired to do things that might fit into a dream vacation, like riding a scenic parkway on a bicycle or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, which does not require special training or equipment.

Now that you know the 9 steps you can use to get healthy by working out, you can open the door to better well-being that diet alone will never do for you.