by Tavon Johnson
This post is part of a series about Mission Thrive Summer, a program of the Institute for Integrative Health and Civic Works' Real Food Farm that empowers youth with skills and knowledge for a healthy life.
Many people who find exercise too boring, difficult, or time-consuming put off getting in shape until next week, next month, or next year. But often, that “next” turns into "never." The fitness training component of Mission Thrive Summer aims to change next to now.
The program's participants—Baltimore high school students—learn and practice enjoyable ways to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives, such as finding a workout buddy or trying new sports. According to the youth themselves, here are five revelations about making physical activity a regular habit:
How about you? What are your words of wisdom for incorporating physical activity into everyday life?