How to Keep Exercising - Even if You Hate It

By: Paul Menzie

Exercising for weight loss doesn't have to be hard, just consistent. If you can get some form of exercise most days of the week, you will not only lose weight, you'll also be fitter.

If you're something like me, you wouldn't deem exercising your preferred pastime. In actuality, some people downright loathe exercising. However, exercising is a crucial part of a vigorous lifestyle, and lacking it you definitely will not be able to lose weight. There are certain tips, however, for learning to love exercising, even if you actually detest it.

First, try finding some exercises that you like to do. Of course, you should work out all of your body, but if you absolutely dislike doing one kind of exercise, then look for another to take its place. You don't have to do crunches to strengthen your core muscles. You don't have to do lunges to work out your lower body. You don't even have to run, you can exchange it with cycling or swimming. Find the exercise you like to do and your workout will appear more enjoyable right away. Begin with a brief painless schedule - 10-15 minutes per day and steadily work up to about 30 minutes a day.

You can also find other activities you like to do and make them work for your body. For example, if you like working in your backyard, try doing some exercising surrounding raking or mow your yard by hand. If you like the winter season, you can try ice skating or sledding with friends. No matter what you like to do, you can find methods to get some exercise. Thanks to the introduction of the Wii and games like Dance Dance Revolution, you can even merge video games and exercise.

Another great tip to liking exercise is to find a workout partner. When you work out together, you can help one another remain motivated, even if you don't absolutely like exercising. With a partner, you can have fun as well, trying stuff like tennis or challenging one another to attain certain goals. Trainers can also supply this for you, as well as show you new and fun exercises to help you escape becoming bored or sense of being overwhelmed at the gym.

Finally, try taking some classes. Exercising programs are a great way to start new friendships, learn new exercises, keep motivated, and above all, have fun. Most gyms offer low-cost or gratis exercise classes with membership or you can test out options at your local community center.

Staying motivated if you dislike exercising can be hard, but set goals and don't give up. You must exercise as well as diet if you truly want to lose weight. Make exercise fun and it won't appear like such a bore.

Exercising makes you healthier, and being healthy does influence your happiness. Even lacking the health benefits however, I exercise because I just simply enjoy it. Exercising does not only help your body to get through the day, but it also helps get you through the night.

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