3 Tips to Make Exercise Fun

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Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but for some of us (me included), it isn’t exactly their idea of a fun time. Luckily, there are a variety of easy ways to make exercise more enjoyable. Here are just three ways to make your workout routine more fun.

Tell me in the comments: What do you do that helps you enjoy your workout?

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Exercise with a friend

If it’s challenging to stay motivated, then you can find some extra motivation by working out with a friend. A lot of dieters have found success after adopting an “exercise buddy.” When working out alone, it can be easy to take a few days off every once in a while. When you work out with a partner, you’re more likely to stick to your workout schedule. Exercise buddies help keep each other motivated. They’ll also be there to share in your success.

Join a fitness club or class

Today’s gym-goers have more exercise choices than ever! By joining a fitness club, you can find a class that’s right for you. Whether you prefer yoga, hip-hop dancing, or kickboxing, you’ll be able to find a workout routine that works for you! Joining a fitness club also lets you work with a professional trainer. This will help you learn more about proper exercise techniques, letting you make the most of your workout time.

Try something new

You don’t have to stick to running or lifting weights; there are a variety of exciting and innovative ways to exercise. Recently, dancing has become a popular form of working out. Whether you take a class or just put on your favorite CD and dance around your house, you can burn a lot of calories and tone your muscles! If you’re a couple looking to lose weight together, ballroom dancing is a great option to consider. You can also incorporate your children into your workout routine—games like tag and tug-of-war can be great forms of exercise for the whole family.

 

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For even more ideas and exercise tips check out The Skinny on Low Cal’s Work Your Body Pinterest board.

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:01 am

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