Resolutions to get in shape are popular at the dawn of a new year. Despite the best and most detailed intentions, many resolutions fall by the wayside shortly after January 1 has come and gone.
Many people stop heading to the gym or working out at home because their exercise routines become stale. By making fitness more engaging and fun, individuals may be more likely to stick with a new regimen.
Exercise with a friend
It can be tough to get motivated to exercise. However, when you have a buddy invested in the same activities, you can inspire one another to stick with the routine. A little healthy competition also can keep both of you focused.
Exercising outdoors means there will always be something new to experience. Rather than seeing the same four walls of a gym or a home fitness area, venture outside and embrace fresh air and sunshine, allowing the great outdoors to provide all the motivation you need.
Try something new
Change your routine every so often. This will force your brain and body to adapt and work a little harder and provide new inspiration for doing the workout. While you don’t have to engage in a trendy workout if you don’t want to, settle for trying one new class or machine a week to figure out what you may enjoy.
Vary your schedule
Think about scheduling different types of activities for particular days of the week. For example, Monday may be for walking, Tuesday for swimming and Friday for some recreational sports activity. This can make exercise more engaging.
Use an exercise playlist
Download several upbeat songs that can you get you energized for exercise. There even are specially curated playlists that match the songs’ beats per minute with exercise cadence, to help you run or workout at a desired pace.
Find ways to exercise when engaging in daily activities
Exercise can come in all shapes and forms. Even when you’re pushing a vacuum cleaner or weeding the garden, you’re engaging in physical activity. If these types of things are more enjoyable for you than traditional exercises, do more of them.