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Get Creative to Beat the Workout Doldrums


Your once hopeful New Year's resolution to exercise more may be starting to fade. How do you stay committed to exercising and not get stuck in a rut?

"Working out does not necessarily have to include going to the gym," says Amy Holtsclaw, a clinical exercise physiologist for St. Luke's Hospital. "Nontraditional forms of exercise can be just as beneficial - and fun, too."

The key to sticking to an exercise regimen is finding a form of exercise that you also enjoy. Below are some tips on how to go about it:
"It's so important for us all to find ways to get moving on a regular basis," says Holtsclaw. "Most think of exercise only for weight control, but it has so many other positive benefits." She explains that exercise can lower blood pressure, boost your mood, offer social interaction, increase energy levels and even help relieve arthritis pain in joints.

It's important to find an exercise regime that fits with your lifestyle. St. Luke's offers a variety of exercise and fitness classes, including personal training and weight management programs.