3 Ways You Can Make Exercising More Fun

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According to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN), fewer than 5% of adults engage in 30 minutes of physical activity a day. It is not that people don't plan on exercising. The plans to get active may be there, but it may be daunting to get started. Dieting alone is not enough because only 10% of people succeed in losing weight that way. This is because exercising is undoubtedly a key part of staying healthy. Yet, it doesn't have to be something that we dread. Is it possible that exercise could even become something to look forwards to?

1. Exercise With a Friend or a Group

Coming together towards a common goal can make all the difference. This is no different when it comes to exercise. Finding a like-minded person or community can make the idea of exercising less overwhelming and provide a level of accountability. You can even turn exercising into a social activity by taking a bike ride at the park, doing yoga, or joining a group weight loss program. Something socially engaging like a support-based weight loss program helps create consistency through camaraderie and it gives you a space to bond with others and share goals, milestones, and setbacks.

2. Do Something Different

Perhaps you have been doing the same boring, repetitive exercises and have begun dreading the next set of jumping jacks. Thankfully, there are other ways to get active. For example, you could try dancing or rock climbing. If you want to take it a little slower, hiking or a yoga class might be just the thing for you. The key is finding an activity that you enjoy and that keeps you active. Even a relatively non-fatiguing exercise like walking has benefits such as a reduced risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. According to a Harvard study, a brisk 30-minute daily walk led to a 41% reduced risk of erectile dysfunction.

3. Sports

One surefire way to make exercising fun is to play sports. You can join a local team that plays volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, or badminton. In fact, according to a study published in the BMJ Open, finding a sport you enjoy can be the thing that keeps you active well into your 70s and 80s. A sport you love can become your lifelong weight loss program.

Whether you want to remain fit or lose weight, there are many alternative ways to exercise that are fun and engaging. The most important part is consistency, no matter the weight loss program. If you want to learn more about your weight loss options, please contact us today. We would love to help you meet your weight loss goals.

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