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Working out should not be a chore!
It should be something you look forward to. And if you are constantly changing it up and finding new things to add into the mix, you will likely never be bored!
Here are 37 Ways to Beat the Exercise Boredom:
- Go for a hike.
- Go horseback riding.
- Take a fun, active vacation.
- Change up your lifting workout every 4-8 weeks.
- Make a short-term goal (Ex. complete 10 full push ups by week 4).
- Make a long-term goal (Ex. complete a half marathon in 6 months).
- Make a new playlist.
- Join a running/walking club.
- Try a new class at your gym.
- Listen to podcasts/audio books while working out.
- Sign up for a charity event.
- Hula Hoop.
- Try Hot Yoga.
- Table Tennis.
- Take a spin class.
- Multitask with circuit training.
- Join an online fitness community.
- And then join one of the free programs, such as the BCx Boot Camp Workout Program.
- Get new workout apparel – shoes, shirts, shorts, headbands, etc.
- Get a new workout “gadget,” like a fancy heart rate monitor or step counter.
- Workout at a different time of the day than what you are used to.
- Write down 10 reasons you workout; place this list somewhere you will see it multiple times a day.
- Always use machines? Try free weights or cables or resistance bands.
- Go for a long bike ride. Or a short one!
- Swim laps.
- Play beach volleyball.
- Try golfing (and not using a cart)!
- Go paddle boating.
- Take dance lessons.
- Try Pilates.
- Always walk or run? Mix it up with the stair master, elliptical, stair stepper or bike.
- Mow the lawn.
- Go to a track and do sprints.
- Go indoor rock climbing.
- Jump rope.
- See how many sit ups you can do in between each commercial of an hour long show/movie or other.
- Take a martial arts or kickboxing class.
If, after reading this list of 37 Ways to Beat Exercise Boredom you are still bored, then perhaps it’s just your attitude that needs an adjustment! Living a healthy lifestyle is about more than countless hours in the gym.
It’s about moving daily, not making excuses and being creative to find the balance between them both!
How do you beat the exercise boredom?
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