Stuck in an exercise rut? These tips will get you excited to lace up your sneakers!
Even the most devoted exerciser can get tired of the same old, same
old. Changing up your routine from time to time can keep you motivated.
Remember to make it fun!
Try a new activity. You don’t have to pound away
on the treadmill to get a good workout. How about dancing? Do you like
badminton or sand volleyball? Have you tried activity-based video games,
with or without your kids? Or what about biking, gardening or horseback
riding? Use exercise as an opportunity to have new experiences.
Mix it up. You don’t have to do the same thing
every day. Pick several activities you enjoy. Mix and match. The
important thing is to move. Tap into your interests to keep things fresh
and stay motivated. Exercise should be something you look forward to —
Bump up your intensity. If you really don’t enjoy
long exercise sessions, then high-intensity interval training might be
for you. With high-intensity interval training, you alternate between
intense activity and low-to-moderate activity. Getting your heart rate
to climb and then return back down over and over again can be an
incredibly effective workout, even if you have less than 10 minutes to
exercise. In fact, studies have shown you can get some of the same
benefits from short intervals at a vigorous pace as you can from
spending a longer time at a moderate intensity.
Here is an example of an interval workout: If you’re on a
stationary bike, for instance, you’d warm up for a few minutes, and then
cycle at a moderate pace and moderate tension for, say, 90 seconds. At
that point, you’d either crank up the tension or speed or both for 30
seconds and follow it up by returning to your moderate pace and tension.
You’d repeat the cycle a few times and end with a cool-down. Listen to "Beauty Benefits Of Exercise" on Spreaker.