What type of exerciser are you? Some of us may answer “none at all” and that’s OK, too! Exercise is hard, especially if you haven’t been doing it regularly. But, the benefits of daily exercise are so great that it is recommended for everyone, no matter your current fitness level.

There are different types of exercisers and Dr. Robert Kushner has broken them down into the following groups: Hate to move struggler; Self-conscious hider; Inexperienced novice; All or nothing doer; Set routine repeater; Aches and pains sufferer; and No time to exercise protester.

Read about these different types of exercisers to see which style fits you best. Then, review the suggestions to overcome these barriers so you can move in a positive direction!

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Body Weight Exercises

Using just your body weight to exercise can be equally as effective as training with free weights or other exercise equipment when it comes to building muscle. Training with your own body weight allows for a greater range of motion which increases flexibility and is easier on your joints. You can do body weight exercises anywhere and any time, therefore allowing you the freedom to work out when ever you wish.

Different Nut Butters

Peanut butter is a staple in most households, but have you tried almond or cashew butter? Nuts provide unsaturated fat which helps reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol. Of peanut, cashew and almond butters, almond has the advantage in this category having 83 percent of its fat in the form of healthy fats. Almond butter also takes the lead in the Vitamin E category, providing 23 percent of your daily recommended allowance.