These Tips Will Make Your Workout Easier
Working out is something everyone knows they should do, because it’s one of the ways to regulate good health. In terms of work happiness, people who completed just 20 minutes of exercise were happier and more productive. Of course, you have to admit it’s a drag sometimes. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you were excited to workout or, at least, pleasant about it? With these tips, you may have a little more pep in your step the next time you get ready to exercise.
#1. Break it up – Doing intervals of high-intensity workouts makes the time fly by. A study by the Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports found that people who do interval training were more likely to stick to the workout routine.
#2. Bring a friend – When you bring a friend you automatically have an accountability partner who will push you when you’re feeling down and vice versa.
#3. It’s OK to like it – Exercise doesn’t always have to be a drag. If you like to dance, try Zumba. If you like cycling try biking to work. Or if you like running, try getting on the treadmill at work your during lunch hour.
#4. Music makes you move – Turning on your favorite tunes will give you more motivation. Another study from the Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine and Science In Sports found that fast-paced music improves your attitude which helps boost your performance.
#5. Don’t be drastic – The quickest way to feel defeated is by making grand goals and failing. Don’t feel pressured to compare your goals to others, this is a race between you and yourself no one else matters.
#6. Cup of Joe – Try drinking a caffeinated beverage with low sugar one hour before you workout. A study from the journal Appetite found that cyclist who drank a caffeinated beverage an hour before a race found it more enjoyable.
#7. Eat – If you’re starving midway through your workout try, a pre-workout snack like a banana, apples, and nut butter or granola.
Now with these tips we hope you find it easier to workout.
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This article covers the exercise pillar of the Living Happier @Work program.