Updated: Feb 3, 2021

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Recent studies have shown it takes more than two months for a new behavior to become a habit. If that's the case, how come so many people fall into the category of 'yo-yo' exercisers? They start a program with a positive attitude and nothing but the best intentions, only to run out of steam after a few short months. I have seen many of these cases over the years. One common denominator I notice is the lack of a clear, attainable goal.

The excuses come in many forms, such as 'I'm too busy' or 'I would do it, but it makes my back pain worse.' No matter what your excuse, the negative consequences on your body will compound faster than you think. To put it in perspective, gaining just 4 added pounds of body weight a year would be a total of 20 pounds in only 5 short years.

Increased back pain, joint stiffness, and weight gain are just some of the side effects of not exercising regularly. Factor in an injury you may be dealing with, and these symptoms are often accelerated. So is there a secret that celebrities and the wealthy people you see gracing the covers of the tabloids know that the rest of the population isn't aware of? Is there an easy way we can keep our 22-year-old physique well into middle age? Despite what you have read on the Internet, there are no pills, surgeries, or 'five-minute a day' exercise programs that will accomplish this task.

The key is hard work, day in and day out. Maybe you really don't have the time to do your 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise five times weekly as prescribed by the American Coun