Exercise Photo by PublicDomainPicturesHaving trouble figuring out what you like? Start with walking, which Beckerman calls the best activity. “Walking is convenient, doesn’t require equipment, and for the majority of people, doesn’t create undue stress on the knees, hips, or ankles,” he says.

If you have joint or orthopedic issues that make walking hard, choose other exercises that might put less stress the body, Myerson says. For instance, use an elliptical trainer at your gym, ride a bike, or take an aquatic exercise class.

Adopting a new habit takes time and effort. So take baby steps. In time, Beckerman says, being active will become as routine for you as brushing your teeth. It can also be a lot more fun than you thought it would be. If not, keep trying new things until you find something that clicks.

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