The reason that most people don’t stick with an exercise routine is that they get bored by it very quickly. Doing a run at six in the morning over the same stretch of ground can get very boring very fast. However, there are things that you can do to make your exercise routine just a little bit more interesting and therefore be able to work out for a longer period of time, and more often, or simply stick with the exercise program longer. Here are four things you can do to make exercise as painless and fun as you can.
Tip Number One: Don’t workout! Play Video games instead! Now, with the advent of the Nintendo Wii, the Playstation Move and the X-Box Kinect, you can get a workout while you play video games. Whether you prefer playing sports like tennis, golf or riding the rapids down a river, you will find a game to do it on these systems. They also come with much more involved fitness games that can take you through a workout while tracking calories, body fat percentage, weight lost and much more at the same time.
Tip Number Two: Don’t workout without music! Put together some of your favorite tunes that make you feel energized and listen to them while you work out. Music not only makes time pass more quickly, but also, you can get into a rhythm with the song and make the workout easier. No matter what kind of workout you are doing, music makes it better. You can either play the music on your stereo if you are at home, or you can get an MP3 or CD player with headphones and use that to listen to jams while you work out.
Tip Number Three: Workout in different locations every time. Instead of just working out in the same location every day, choose a different area. This could be a different room in your house, or a location outside somewhere. You can work out in the park, the gym or in your home own, or you can work out with some friends and take turns working out at their houses. Having a different location each time will allow you to have a new experience and you will have a harder time getting bored with your workout routine.
Tip Number Four: Set yourself up for different challenges, with rewards to go along with them. This is a great way to keep yourself interested in a workout. For instance, you can make a list of some things that you have been wanting, that you can afford, but haven’t bought yet. Then, you can reward yourself with one of those things whenever you reach a certain goal, like working out three times a week for four weeks in a row. You can use food as a reward as well, but you must be careful about this because you don’t want to reward yourself so often that you negate your workout.