How to Start Exercising Again

Do exercises you enjoy

Many people make the mistake of going to the gym and doing the things that they really detest, and wonder why they never stick at it! If you really detest running on a treadmill, for example, then try other cardiovascular exercise such as cycling or swimming. Only by actually doing exercises that you enjoy will you really want to go to the gym and keep at it and doing regular exercise of your choice is better than doing none at all! Also, try to vary your activities to keep yourself interested.

Do shorter workouts

shutterstockFrequently, people use the excuse that they don’t have enough time to fit in a gym session but even if you’re pushed for time, it should still be possible to fit in a workout no matter how short it is. Remember: it’s quality not quantity that counts so maximize what you do while you are there to get the most of your session. If you’re honest with yourself, you may realize that you spend at least half your time in the gym chatting and generally gazing at what everyone else is doing so, if you cut that out, you’ll easily be able to fit in a session and therefore not have any excuses for not going to the gym!

Attend an exercise class

Going to the gym doesn’t have to be all about pushing weights and grinding out the miles on the treadmill. In recent years, many gyms have introduced a range offitness classes such as spinning, circuits, rowing, abdominal workouts, yoga and Pilates all of which give you a variety of options and will help you to maintain your interest. Plus, as you see progress each week, you’re more likely to keep going back time after time. Classes will also ensure that you are doing the exercises correctly thus minimizing your chances of picking up an injury.

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