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   Jan 30

Helpful Tips to Take The Work Out of Your Workout

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WorkoutGetting in shape is not easy at all. In fact, many of us have trouble finding the motivation to exercise. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to make working out a little bit easier. Below are some tips that will help take the “work” out of your workouts:

Set Reasonable Goals

 

Working out will really seem like a chore if you set the bar too high. That is why it is important to set realistic goals. If it has been a long time since you have worked out, then you cannot expect to be able to run a 5k. However, you can start off by walking 15 minutes every day. Once you have gotten comfortable walking 15 minutes every day, then you can increase your time.

 

If you are trying to lose weight, then you should set a goal to lose one or two pounds per week. People who lose weight quickly are more likely to maintain their weight loss.

 

Exercise Consistently

 

Once you get into the habit of doing something, then it will become much easier for you to do it. You should try to get some form of exercise in every day.

 

Work Out With A Friend

 

Studies have shown that people who work out with a friend are more likely to stick to an exercise routine. When you have someone there who can hold you accountable, then it will be harder for you to come up with excuses not to exercise. You and your friend can also strengthen the friendship by working out together.

 

Switch Up Your Routine

 

You may get bored if you get into the habit of performing the same routine every day. That is why it is important to switch up your workout routine. For example, you exercise on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You can use a wbv vibration machine on Monday, jog on Wednesday, cycle on Thursday and go for a walk on Saturday.

 

Schedule Your Workouts During Convenient Times

 

You should pick a time of the day that is convenient for you to exercise. If morning is the time of the day that you are the most productive, then you should get your work out in before you complete your daily activities. Likewise, if you find that it is easier to exercise after a long day, then you should schedule your workouts during the evening.

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  1. IonNo Gravatar says:

    Exercising with a friend is a helpful solution.

    Most of the time we need somebody to yel at us to get out of the bed and start running. In team sports this works very well. They support eachother and it’s kinda shame to say I will skipp todays training.

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