Making Exercise More Fun

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Nothing beats waking up in the morning with the thought

of going to the gym to lift weights or jog on the

treadmill. After a hard days work, the gym is one

place you don’t even want to think about. Sometimes,

even the thought of exercising at home with your own

equipment can be less than desirable.

Sometimes, just trying to get and stay motivated to

exercise on a regular basis can be a challenge. No

matter how you look at it, exercise can be downright

boring and even tedious at times.

So, you may be wondering just how you can get the

motivation you need to exercise on a regular basis.

If you’ve been wondering what you can do to make

exercise more fun, you’ll find some ideas below that

just may help to make exercise more fun and a little

bit easier.

First things first, you should exercise with a friend.

You can challenge each other, help each other out,

keep each other motivated and on track, make each

other laugh or just make a game out of your exercise

programs.

You can also try something different. If you go

to the gym each and every day and use the same

piece of equipment or use the same piece of

equipment at home, you should try mixing things up.

Reverse your routine or just change the order of

your exercises.

Go to a city park that has playground equipment and

use the slide, climb on the monkey bars, do pull-

ups, hang from your knees, just let your imagination

guide you. You don’t always need to follow a strict

routine, just get out there and have fun working

your muscles.

An outdoor circuit in the park is also something

you can try. There are some parks that have circuit

courses set up with a planned course where all

you have to do is walk or jog to each station and

then follow the instructions. If there isn’t a

planned course, then you should do a combination

of jogging and walking, picking a distance of a

couple hundred feet. Jog 100 feet then drop and

do a couple of pushups, walk the next 100 feet

and then drop to do sit ups.

You can also ride a bike around your neighborhood

or hike on a hiking trail. A walk in the park or

around your neighborhood is also a great way to

get some exercise. Doing yoga in the park or on

a beach is also a nice and relaxing way to

exercise both your body and your mind.

Playing a competitive sport is also something you

can try. A lot of cities have team activities

such as softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer,

and so on. These types of activities will not

only provide you with good exercise but they will

also help you to meet new people as well.

When you exercise, try to picture your muscles

getting bigger. Research has shown that if you

focus all of your thoughts on the muscles that

you are working, they will respond better. Try

to watch them work with each repetition as your

muscles contract and relax.

As you can tell, there are plenty of ways you can

make exercise more fun and interesting. You don’t

need to follow the same routine day after day,

as you can do many other things to get in some

exercise.

The important thing is that you should always try

to incorporate exercise in any various form into

your everyday life and make these habits the kind

of habits that will last a lifetime.

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