Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, both mentally and physically. However, the thought of exercising isn’t everyone’s favourite.
If you’re new to working out or you haven’t exercised for a while because you don’t think you enjoy it, check out our tips on learning to love exercise, which we believe is the key to enjoyment.
Find Your Exercise
There’s such a wide range of different exercises, but to really enjoy your workouts, it’s important that you’re doing the right ones for you.
- High-intensity interval training (HIIT) – repetitions of short, but intense, movements
- Aerobic – continuous movement, like swimming, dancing or running
- Strength – focusing on muscle power through weight lifting and resistance training
- Flexibility – muscle recovery exercises, like yoga or other stretch movements
Try the different types of exercise until you find what you enjoy, and never be afraid to switch it up! Remember that experimenting with different movements and activities can make your routine more fun.
When exercising, you never want to be bored, so creating a circuit routine where you combine a variety of movements is a great way to keep fit while enjoying yourself. Why not get your heart rate up with some dancing, and then follow this up with some weights? Find a routine you love, keep switching it up so you don’t tire easily, and truly enjoy your workout.
Find Your Happy Workout Place
A simple way to enjoy your exercise is to be in the right environment. At the moment, the only real option is to work out at home, or on your own outside. This shouldn’t be seen as a limitation, but instead an opportunity to create your own enjoyable workout space.
Don’t worry if you’re struggling for space, need to keep it quiet, or don’t have the equipment. There are so many body-weight exercises, no-jump movements and ‘no space’ exercises you can do.
And if you don’t have the required equipment, it’s okay. There are endless exercises you can do without machines or weights, and remember, you can always improvise with some weighted boxes or even tubs of protein powder!