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How To Enjoy Your Workout


How To Enjoy Your Workout

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How To Enjoy Your Workout

Are you someone who dreads exercising? You’re not alone. A recent study revealed that half of the 2,000 frequent exercisers surveyed do not enjoy working up a sweat. Some even preferred doing chores like hand-washing dishes or tasks like texting an ex rather than hitting the gym.

But the truth is, exercise is crucial for your health. It can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, as well as mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Studies show that regular physical activity can save millions of lives annually and increase lifespan. So, even if you don’t like it, finding a way to enjoy exercise is essential. Here are some tips to make your workouts more joyful:

1. Fake it till you make it

Trick your mind by telling yourself you’ll only exercise for a short period, like 5-10 minutes. Often, once you start, you may find the motivation to continue. And if not, at least you gave it a try.

2. Make a schedule and stick to it

Having a workout routine can make exercise more enjoyable. Plan your workouts in advance and add them to your calendar. This way, you’ll know what to expect and have something to look forward to.

3. Set your workout clothes out the night before

Preparing your gym clothes ahead of time can boost your motivation to exercise. Studies show that simply putting on workout attire can help you feel more inclined to hit the gym when you’re feeling unmotivated.

4. Don’t do workouts you don’t like

Avoid forcing yourself to do exercises you dislike. The idea of “no pain, no gain” is outdated. Find activities that you enjoy as you’re more likely to stick with them in the long run.

5. Turn your movement practice into a gratitude practice

Change your perspective on exercise by viewing it as a privilege rather than a chore. Shift your mindset from “I have to work out” to “I get to move my body.” Practicing gratitude can enhance your overall happiness and make exercise more enjoyable.

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