Thursday, March 1, 2018

Low Cost Colorful Ways to Create an Exercise Habit

Exercise Tips, Ideas, Motivation for Exercise

If you’re anything like I am, luxuries are the first thing to go when your fiscal belt needs tightening. But health experts agree that exercise isn’t a luxury.

Exercise keeps us physically and mentally healthy and saves on medical bills, lowers stress, and makes us more productive at work. 

That’s why this blog may turn out to be one of the best things you read today. 

Post updated 8/20/2021

25 Low Cost Colorful Ways to Create an Exercise Habit

  • Don colorful, comfortable clothing to stir up interest in exercise
  • Select green, blue, and turquoise exercise clothes to calm and refresh you
  • Dress in red exercise gear to speed up metabolism and as a call to action
  • Tap into the color energy of yellow to make you feel happy
  • Soak up green color energy when you walk in nature
  • Exercise outdoors to get a dose of natural Vitamin D from the sun
  • Find balance and feel grounded by gazing at earth tones as you hike, jog, or run
  • Walk your dog to reap the benefits of exercise and companionship
  • Connect with friends or family to play softball, pickleball, or baseball, and be with loved ones as well as get fit
  • Window shop in a mall; catch up on exercise and errands
  • Say no to pricey gym membership; choose a pay as you go plan
  • Exercise by the TV; work-out as you watch
  • Lift cans, do housework, and garden, instead of buying expensive workout equipment
  • Walk miles in a museum on free admission days
  • Line up an exercise buddy and be accountable to each other
  • Stretch at home or in an office, on your bed, floor, or chair
  • Participate in an exercise research study at a college or medical center to get free health monitoring
  • Swim at a local pool, lake, or the ocean 
  • Ice or roller skate outdoors; get fresh air and playful energy
  • Join a team or class at the Y to be with others who want to keep active and have fun 
  • Ride your bicycle to market
  • Climb a hill or stairs and go back down again to pump up metabolism
  • Dance to the music for joy, fun, and exercise
  • Check out your computer, tablet, phone, or library to find exercise apps, Cd’s, or videos
  • Watch what you eat and you won't have to diet all the time. Eating nourishing food provides fuel for exercise and the motivation to stick with an exercise plan
My parting suggestion is that you make color an important aspect of your workout. Consider adding splashes of the right colors to motivate, support, and encourage you. See more exercise and color tips below.

Further reading:

Do-Anywhere Workout Plan

Use Energy from Green to Refresh You

Use Red to Improve Well-being

Lively Colors to Nurture Your Spirit

Color Exercise Tips to Burn

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  1. Hi Nancy,
    Yes I do exercise on a regular basis - exercises and stretches at the same time. It just something that I do to keep my pain down and I guess I could say pain motivates me. THanks for the article and all the interesting information about color. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day.

    1. Just saw this comment now. Sorry for the delay in answering. So happy exercises and stretches are able to help you. Wishing you a beautiful weekend and Many Blessings in the New Year.