When you push yourself a bit harder, you help take your training to the next level. So, plan to boost the intensity, duration, or the number of times you work out this week. Try to do this every 2 to 3 weeks. Even if all you can do is an extra 10-minute walk, jog, or bike ride, find a way to squeeze in that extra session. Doing so may help motivate you and boost your sense of success. And it may help get you a little closer to your fitness goals.

Make sure to talk with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.