4 Exercise Tips For People Who Struggle To Stay Motivated

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4 Exercise Tips For People Who Struggle To Stay Motivated

Exercise is good for you. 

Most health specialists agree that you should try to fit about 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine. 

But here’s the issue. 

What if you struggle to stay motivated?

Working out isn’t always so easy when you struggle with motivation. 

Working out is, by definition, hard work. 

And it’s usually not as pleasant as sitting down and relaxing. 

So how can you keep yourself focused on it, so that you don’t neglect this vital pillar of long-term health, well-being, and longevity? 

Well, in this blog post, we’re going to share 4 dynamic tips to help you do exactly that. 

1. Find An Exercise That’s Fun

Sometimes, successfully motivating yourself to get enough exercise depends more on the exercise than anything else. 

Staying motivated for an exercise that you’re looking forward to is much easier than staying motivated for an exercise that you don’t like to do. 

For example, I used to try to run every day. But I quickly realized that I hated running. And so, I started walking every day instead. 

I ended up enjoying this so much more that I never missed a day. And sometimes, I walked more than once. 

This resulted in me getting more exercise, losing more weight, and just overall feeling better. 

2. Find A Workout Partner

Finding a workout partner can be one of the best ways to stay motivated to workout. 

When you go to the gym, meet at the park, or even just set goals with someone, you’re automatically going to feel a greater sense of accountability. 

And that means that you’ll be that much more likely to actually bring yourself to do the workout you planned to do. 

3. Break Up Your Workout, And Do It Throughout The Day

Sometimes, breaking up that 30 minutes of activity is best done in sets. 

Take three 10 minute fast-runs instead of one larger 30 minute run. 

Instead of trying to do 100 pushups all at once, break them up into four sets of 25. 

There are benefits to doing your entire workout at once, for sure. 

But, it’s better to break it up and make it more digestible than to skip doing it altogether. 

4. Start With Your Favorite Exercise

It’s easy to get caught up in the trap of thinking that you need to do a certain workout to get great results. 

For example, maybe you think you need to go to the gym and do kettle-bell exercises. 

Well, if you hate kettle-bell exercises, that may be keeping you from going to the gym and getting started. 

Instead, focus on an exercise that you love, and say to yourself “I’m going to go to the gym and do THAT exercise.”

This puts your mindset into a better, more positive place, and makes you more likely to actually show up and start the workout.  

In Conclusion

There you have it! 

4 exercise tips for people who struggle to stay motivated. 

All that’s left now is to get out there, and start using these tips to get better about actually working out. 

The sky’s the limit! 

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