Exercise is something we all know we should do, but whether or not we actually keep up with it is a tricky subject. For some people, exercising can be the easiest thing in the world. But for the rest of us it’s more of a mixed bag. Some days we manage a full 30 minute run first thing in the morning, other days we can barely do our 5 minute stretches before going to bed.
And that might be getting you down. You want to keep up with your fitness, and be proud of the way you stay healthy, but you just can’t seem to commit to an exercise routine that’ll ultimately do you good. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! You’re not alone in this struggle, and that’s why we’ve brought this post to you; if you want to exercise more but just can’t get on with it, here are some tips.
You Just Need to Find Your Rhythm
Let’s face it, some exercises just aren’t for us. Some are a little too hard and/or a little too boring, and we don’t want to workout if it’s on the schedule. So don’t force yourself to try out these activities! Find something you do enjoy, a.k.a., find your rhythm, and then stick to it. If you’re a swimmer, go swimming, rather than force yourself into a jog every morning. If you love skipping or dancing, don’t throw them away for more ‘serious’ sports.
Eliminate Chances for Pain
Pain is something we can be very afraid of when it comes to working out, and for good reason. You can wake up feeling incredibly stiff in the knees when you don’t warm up or cool down properly, and who knows how long you’ll feel the effects of those burpees? But that’s where items like a massage gun can come in. If you’re worried about the aches that come with a bit of exercising, invest in equipment that can help soothe them away after each workout.
Play the Right Music
Music is key to pumping us up and keeping us going. And if you’re playing slow tempo or classical music, you’re unlikely to get your heart rate to the level it needs to be for impact. You need to listen to something fast and strong that can keep pace with you as you run or dance. You need something that gets your blood pumping and makes you feel like you can take on the world. Around 130 bpm is a good place to start.
Keep it Short
And finally, keep your workout sessions short. 15 minutes of high impact activity with three circuits to get through will keep you going for the whole day. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym!
Exercise isn’t an impossible mind game. Just keep it short, simple, and fun for better fitness results.
Thank you for reading!