How to Exercise Efficiently
If you’re anything like most Americans, you constantly are planning on working out, but never quite find the time in your day to actually exercise properly. So often dreams of weight loss and six packs are replaced with the reality of working late at the office and putting your kids to bed at a proper time.
So, how exactly can you get the exercise in your routine that you’ve been craving while making sure that the other tasks in your day are still completed? The answer is simply really, it’s time to change how we think about exercise. Working out should be a fun way to liven up the day, not a chore to be completed.
Here are three ways to get excited about working out:
1) Small Sessions
Rather than focusing on running a half-marathon every day before you even put on your work clothes, try seeking out small exercise goals. Exercises as simple as 20 pushups in-between work emails or jogging up the stairs instead of taking the elevator go a long way towards overall fitness.
2) Buddy System
Working out can be a solitary task, even for the most introverted among us. Rather than forcing yourself to go be alone for an hour to work out, consider asking a friend to join you at the gym. Not only will you be able to get the exercise you need while catching up with an old friend, chances are you will feel more accountable to hit your goals.
Nothing makes going for a run harder than not having a great playlist to run to. A step as small as organizing a playlist of your favorite uptempo songs can help your workout to last longer and you to enjoy it more.