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Exercise doesn't always have to be boring. You don't always have to
exercise alone, running on a treadmill, and staring at a wall. Boring
exercise routines hinder you from reaching your goals. Why continue
to exercise if you're not having fun? Below is a useful collection tips
and tricks that will help make any workout enjoyable.
#1 - Work Out in Groups
Ask your friends, brothers, and sisters to work out with you. Even
ask your parents. Schedule a time during the week when you
all are available. Each week, take turns picking out the
activity you'd like the group to do.
#2 - Go Outside
Most exercise routines are done indoors with treadmills and weights.
However participating in outdoor sports is just as effective as an indoor
workout. Try: bike riding, roller blading, tennis, soccer, baseball,
football, basketball, and walking. In some cases such as walking outdoors,
you are actually burning more calories than you would on a machine.
If the weather's nice and you live near the beach, you could even increase
the intensity of your jog by running in the sand.
#3 - Go Dating
A night out at a fast food joint or a fancy restaurant can ruin your
entire healthy routine for the week. Instead of always going out to
eat, try having a nice romantic, home-cooked meal. You'll save money
and calories. Also, if you're not up for the typical dinner & a
movie, plan a fun activity instead. Some suggestions... a long walk,
#4 - Mix Up the Routine
Don't always exercise using the same schedule. You'll get bored very
quickly. Do a variety of exercises each week that work out different
muscle groups, but don't always repeat the same activities. For example:
instead of always running on Mondays to work out your legs, try playing
soccer one week, running the next week, and playing basketball the following
week. You'll still be working out your leg muscles but you'll be mixing
up the routine by doing different activities.