With the colder winter months on the way and all the temptations of holiday food making FSA (Fun, Sweaty, Activity) a priority is more important than ever.
Keeping active isn’t just important for weight loss and body image but it is also essential for optimal mental and physical health. Ward of those winter blues, keep fit and avoid packing on the extra pounds with these nine simple tips.
9 Ways to Make Exercise Fun
4. Audio Books and Podcasts – Get yourself an mp3 player and download some audio books or podcasts. Hundreds of free podcasts are available covering any topic you can imagine. Audio books can also be easily downloaded, so it is an easy way to get your “reading” in for the day.
7. Mix It Up – Don’t do the exact same exercise routine every day. If you always run on the treadmill, run outside on a nice day. Take a week off your lifting routine and do a Yoga or Pilates class instead. As soon as you feel your exercise routine becoming a rut, find something else to do.
8. Measure, Don’t Weigh- The scale can be the worst factor when it comes to motivation. Stop looking at the scale every day; instead, take some measurements The tape measure will show changes well before the scale does. Be sure to measure the same places each time and add them to your wall chart.
9. TV, Videos and Music – Many people find that a bit of distraction helps get them through a workout. Listen to your mp3 player or watch TV while on the treadmill.