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9 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise


Exercising and keeping as fit as possible is encouraged for everyone, but when it comes to spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients, physical exercise might represent a promising approach to alleviate SMA symptoms.

Here are nine ways to motivate yourself to get out there and start exercising, based on tips from


Exercise first thing in the morning

Write a list of things to do the next day, then make exercise the number one thing on the list. Some people find that they are more likely to exercise if it’s the first thing they do in the day, that way they can’t put it off. Working out first thing also makes you feel super good about yourself for the rest of the day.

Long-term exercise was found to benefit mice models of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), providing important clues for designing rehabilitation programs in patients.

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