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Making Exercise Fun

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Doctor of Fitness

We all know we should exercise. From the health classes we take in school to the constant barrage of ads that come at us from all sides, the benefits of exercise are spelled out in glowing detail. 

So why don’t we exercise more? One reason is because it’s boring. Admit it. It is. Here are some ways to make exercise fun.

It’s more fun with two.Running on the treadmill or doing stomach crunches is a lot more entertaining when you have someone to talk to, and if that other person can push you and motivate you, so much the better. 

Games, anyone?That’s right, turn it into a game. Make your own challenges. Can you bike 3 miles before the 5 o’clock news is finished? How about 30 sit-ups during a commercial break?  The possibilities are endless. Consider fun alternatives such as Wii Sport and Wii Fit games.

Variety.It’s the spice of life, right? Why shouldn’t it spice up your workout? Vary your routine from day to day. Try some new things or add some variations to the old standbys.

Take up a sport.Pick up a racquet and play tennis, join a fencing club or a weekend baseball league. If you’re going to be bothered with a sport, you might as well become good at it, and now you have the opportunity to have some fun and get some exercise at the same time.

Who says exercise can’t be fun and healthy at the same time? Try these tips to get the best of both worlds.

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