Do you really need to get some exercise every day? If you want to lose weight, or just stay in shape, you have to get off the couch and go for a run or some other kind of exercise. Don't believe you can fit in more exercise in a single day to negate your Thanksgiving dinner? That's unrealistic and would only cause frustration and anxiety. https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/getting-back-to-exercise-routine.jpg?quality=85&w=1200&h=628&crop=1 (https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/getting-back-to-exercise-routine.jpg?quality=85&w=1200&h=628&crop=1) You need to remember that exercise does not have to be hard. It's an easy way to get healthier. Studies have shown that many people complain that they don't feel like going to the gym. That's when they realize that some form of exercise is something they have to do. You might feel like you don't have time for exercise, but that doesn't mean it has to be hard. Even if you work breaks are scheduled, working out in the workplace can still be a good choice. You can go for a quick run or walk after work, which will help with physical activity and weight gain. Of course, there are also many people who work in offices that don't allow outside activity. If this is the case, you might consider signing up for a fitness class or joining a swim team. If you don't have any physical activity during work hours, consider doing some cardiovascular exercises, even if it's not a typical part of a workday. You'll find that most people get tired after a few minutes of walking or jogging. If that's the case, try taking a brisk walk after lunch or even early in the morning. This will get your heart pumping. Many people also find that doing some form of dance helps relieve stress and raise their spirits. You can also make exercise every day fun. If you have a smaller plate, it might be easier to eat smaller portions. If you have a larger plate, you might eat more. Try planning a dinner date at a favorite restaurant where you can share the food. If your office has a bike ride program, make it a daily activity if possible. If there aren't any scheduled bike ride events in your area, consider volunteering to do one or two a week as an extra way to get physical activity. Many times the exercise itself will reduce the stress you feel from your workplace. One final suggestion to make exercise part of your day: don't forget your phone! While a bike ride is a great thing, having access to your cell has its own benefits. Remembering to send your phone off with a text message during your lunch break is a good way to get a few physical activities in during your break. Plus, many cell phones come equipped with fitness programs already. You should check yours out to see how much it can help you. There are lots of other reasons why you should make exercise a part of your daily routine. But for now, just remember to choose something that's fun and that you'll actually enjoy doing. After all, wouldn't you like to lose weight gain in the next time you're out for an afternoon walk? So go ahead and set aside a little time today to do just that. You'll be very happy you did! Your healthy lifestyle will thank you for taking the time to take care of yourself. The time you spend exercising will not only improve your mood, it will also make you healthier on the inside. When your body is healthy, your mind will be healthy as well. So thanksgiving season, make exercise a part of your normal routine and you'll be sure to enjoy it for years to come. It's not enough to eat right if you want to live a healthy lifestyle. And thanks to the couch potato syndrome, too much sitting can make your life miserable. Even if you have the money for a gym membership or an outdoor adventure, making exercise a part of your regular routine is a great idea. Exercise is not something you have to go to a fancy gym, nor is it something you have to do twenty minutes a day. With a little bit of creativity, you can make exercise a part of your regular physical activity and enjoy it for all the rewards it brings. https://i0.wp.com/images-prod.healthline.com/hlcmsresource/images/July-18/legs_running_track-1296x728-header1.jpg?w=1155&h=1528 (https://i0.wp.com/images-prod.healthline.com/hlcmsresource/images/July-18/legs_running_track-1296x728-header1.jpg?w=1155&h=1528) There's no reason to feel bad about your Thanksgiving diet. If you follow these simple tips, you'll soon see your health improving and your waistline shrinking. And thanks to the holiday, you can also enjoy some much needed exercise in the comfort of your own home. Don't wait until the thanksgiving season arrives. Make exercise part of your regular routine now!