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Does that word make you cringe or excited? Exercise can be perceived as “difficult” or “time-consuming” or “unenjoyable.” What if we challenge these thoughts and give exercise a new definition?     The way our mind perceives things, especially based on past experiences, can create barriers to change for us. The thought “I hate to exercise” closes the door on much more than just traditional physical activity. Instead, let’s say exercise means “to move the body”. This open-ended definition allows for it to feel like a lot more than “going to the gym.”     Why is movement important?  ...

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