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6 simple steps to build an exercise habit

By Kelyn Soong

02 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

New Year, new you? Many of us are full of healthy resolutions, but if you want to stick to your fitness plan, The Washington Post advises avoiding all-or-nothing thinking. Try being kind—and patient.

The new year is here and so are resolutions to exercise more. Google searches for gyms typically spike in January, and gym membership also increases.

While many people will start an exercise routine this week, the hard part will be sustaining it. Creating a lasting exercise habit takes time, experts say.

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