Take 20-30 minutes out of your daily routine for mild exercise. It is tempting to skip regular physical exercise but you would be missing out a great deal. A daily dose of mild physical exertion, even a brisk walk for 20 minutes, can yield tremendous positive results on your body, mind, and soul.
Some recent research shows that regular exercise can alleviate depression, and in many cases it was more effective. Physical exertion helps the brain release endorphin: the ‘feel good’ hormone. Working out can serve as a powerful mental symbol for ability and achievement. After exercise we feel more triumphant and our sense of efficacy soars. When done regularly, exercise can create a mental pattern of ability and achievement. I have personally benefited greatly from this aspect. Since I started regularly working out, my conviction that I could achieve things I once had seen improbable or impossible grew stronger. It made a difference in my attitude and helped me become more optimistic about my chances.
You need to make exercise easily accessible in order to jump-start a new habit of regular work out. The preparations you need to start exercising such as going to the gym, wearing trainers (sneakers in US), putting on a suitable outfit, etc may become barriers that make it seem harder for you to maintain the habit. Psychologists call the effort you put in necessary preparations: activation energy. The less energy you need to expend to get ready for exercise, the more likely you will keep up with your workout. It is smart to reduce the things you need to do to start exercising in order to minimize this activation energy. So it might be a good idea to have start exercising at home because the pain of going to the gym can be used as an excuse not to exercise. Finding a partner who works out with you, or a group of friend is a good idea. Sometimes wearing your sports outfit wherever you can, so you don’t have to change for the workout.
Find out a good reason to keep exercising such as health issues, looks, feeling good, etc. But the best reason in view is to realize that the more you take care of your body the more it will enable you to worship Allah better and longer. If you manage to regularly exercise with this motivation, I hope you will be getting much reward from Allah.
So workout daily, do it for Allah, feel better and happier! Peace!