Melissa Wood-Tepperberg Reveals Why Consistency Is Important in Your Wellness Routine

Building a new habit can be as simple as committing to movement for five minutes each day.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

If you’re trying to build a wellness habit, consistency is key, according to Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

The wellness leader has been “shouting this from the rooftops since [she] started in this space,” she said in a recent TikTok video. “After a decade of really practicing what [she] preach[es],” the founder of Melissa Wood Health has found that building a habit is about repetition.

“When you are consistent and you focus more on giving yourself something daily—whether its five minutes of movement, a five-minute meditation, something—that consistency is what builds a new habit,” she expressed.

Whether you’re trying to make movement a daily practice or attempting to prioritize your wellness routines, making sure you give some time to them each (or most) days is key to ensuring they become habits.

Plus, with consistency comes “lasting, transformative results,” Wood-Tepperberg explained in her video. Even if you just “commit to five minutes a day,” it’s bound to have a ripple effect on the rest of your life and practices. “Watch what happens in your life. You change. Your habits change—and when your habits change, your whole entire world changes.”

At the end of the day, it’s simply a matter of “commit[ting] to yourself,” she said.

If you’re looking for new ways to move—if only for five minutes—or more tips and daily wellness practices to incorporate into your routine, look no further than Wood-Tepperberg’s wellness platform. For $14.95 per month, you get access to a host of workouts (strength, Pilates, yoga, stretching), recipes and other wellness content.

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.