You al­ready know ex­er­cise helps your mind, your mood and your bod. Nike master trainer Eva Red­path shares how to keep at it.

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PLAN AHEAD. “On a Sun­day night, look at your week ahead and make your work­outs non-ne­go­tiable. If you’re the type of per­son who fills your day plan­ner with all your ap­point­ments—lunch dates, hair­cuts, meet­ings—then sched­ule in your work­outs too. Be­cause if it’s not a fore­thought, you may not get it done.”

AVOID THE ALL- OR- NOTH­ING TRAP. “Go­ing hard-core for a chal­lenge [like your high-school re­union] is great, but try to find a balance so you’re not just train­ing for events but for ev­ery day. We al­ways say: ‘You have a body; you are an ath­lete. What are you train­ing for? Life.’”

MIX IT UP. “Di­ver­sity is im­por­tant. To me, the com­po­nents of a well-rounded train­ing jour­ney in­clude strength train­ing, car­dio and mo­bil­ity [stretch­ing and yoga].” Ed­i­tors’ note: Chang­ing up your rou­tine will also en­sure that you don’t get bored.

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