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Briana Jones, RN, BSN

Briana is a Research Study Coordinator for Boston Heart Diagnostics and has more than 6 years of experience working in clinical research. She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (Society of Clinical Research Associates). Briana earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Regis College and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College. She is interested in helping people make and maintain positive lifestyle changes through nutrition and exercise. Her favorite exercise is running and she completed her first marathon in 2015. She also enjoys cooking and sharing healthy recipes with others.

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5 Tips to Keep You Motivated to Exercise

Posted by Briana Jones, RN, BSN on Apr 22, 2016 9:05:15 AM

The third Monday in April is Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts, but ever since I moved to Boston 10 years ago I’ve thought of it as “Marathon Monday.” Every year I look forward to cheering on the runners, whether it’s humid and 90 degrees or 40 degrees and pouring rain. Whether you’re a runner or a fan, it’s easy to be motivated by the Boston Marathon. Maybe it’s the thousands of people running for charity, the site of the most elite runners in the world, or the amazing Hoyt family, but I don’t have to look hard at the Boston Marathon to be inspired. I walk away from the Marathon every year determined to exercise more regularly and improve my fitness and strength. This year was no different than the others. On April 18, I left the Boston Marathon with renewed energy towards my fitness routine.

In the past, I have managed to stick with my regimen for a few months. And even though the benefits of regular exercise, including decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes, cannot be overstated, I find staying on track can be hard, especially during the summer.

If you struggle with consistency in your exercise, you’re not alone. Most people want to exercise and have great intentions, but life often gets in the way. So how can we improve? 

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Topics: Men's Health, Empowerment, Women's Health