Best Ways to Keep Boredom Out of a Workout
According to fitness guru Shaun T. the number one reason, even those with the best intentions give up on their fitness routines give up is boredom. The founder of the Insanity workout stresses the importance of mixing things up a bit in order remain interested and motivated. Thankfully the fitness industry is also evolving and has some neat routines in place for those who need to stay motivated.
Add Something Unusual to the Fitness Routine
Those who wish to increase their strength routine often linger around the weights section in the gym and those who wish to increase endurance are usually on the treadmill. Fitness coaches have found benefits in changing up these routines slightly by encouraging athletes such as baseball players to add some unusual routines to their workouts. Yoga and pilates have proven to add core strength and the breathing techniques are a boost the those who participate in endurance events. The best part of adding something else to a routine is that it spices up the routine.
Incorporate it Into a Daily Routine
Fitness regimes such as the Cruise Control Diet allow participants to easily incorporate both health and fitness into their daily routine. There is a strong focus on diet and the exercise plans are easily worked into everyday comings and goings. This is important for those who find themselves stressed for time.
Work Out With a Friend and Reduce Stress
If a stress reduction of 26% isn’t enough to encourage participants to work out with a friend, there is also the extra accountability as a benefit. Those who usually go at their routine solo will find the occasional switch to a group event or exercising with a friend to not only take away some of the boredom of the routine, but may also improve performance and a sense of satisfaction. Not only is this due to the inherent competition, it is also because those in groups tend to motivate one another to push themselves a little harder.
The motivation to get off the couch or out of bed to slog it away and burn some calories is harder than it seems, but the future reward is well worth the effort. Not only is it important to stay in shape to improve immediate health, but also to build a body strong enough to withstand the ravages of old age. Strong muscles support the skeletal system as long as the routines are not too rigorous.