Aim for continual habits that will be broken from time to time rather than perfection

The best way to fail is to try and change everything at once. Rather, change one small habit at a time, consolidate, then add another one. Use cues that exist in your daily life to remind you of the need to exercise.

Build the habit of balancing on 1 leg when brushing your teeth for example: after a few days, it will have become an automated habit, and you’ll gain time-free balance practice at 2-3 times a day. Or make it a rule to try and get some mobility work done each time you’re browsing your smartphone: deep squatting, ankle stretching, just sitting on the floor in a cross-sit position, etc… It’s not much, but if you do some mobility work each time you pick up your phone at home, I bet it will accumulate fast!

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