Exercise is absolutely essential, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. We’ve taken a look at some top exercise hacks that should make it easy for you to integrate exercise into your routine and therefore get a full-on exercise routine in place that doesn’t mean your life has to be turned upside down just because you want to get healthy.
Put these routines and ideas in place and you should find that you have a better lifestyle that treats your body better, but without having to join a gym from hell and get a routine that makes you basically someone who people never see. In other words, we’re talking easier exercise.
Tip one:start slow
The biggest mistake people make with exercise is going full-on too quickly. This is a real problem, because doing this simply means that you end up creating an injury situation (worst-case scenario) or apathy (the common outcome). Take your time and build gentle exercise into your daily routine first, before developing stronger routines (that become worthwhile habits). It is important that you don’t go too far too soon. Make it your business to accomplish small victories before you hit the harder routines, It will pay off for you in the long run. Don’t have too much regard for the killer routines in the first week, basically.
Tip two: stick to routines
If you build in small and achievable routine elements it is harder to mess up. The more you build in a routine that has easily achievable elements the better. That means ensuring that you stick to a certain set of times each week, and making this a part of your life. If you just set out to exercise whenever you can, it will become unmanageable, and you will feel overwhelmed within days. Set up routines that allow you to essentially be at the same place at the same time as much as possible and it will not feel like a chore, but more like a schedule that is fun to follow. And if it becomes something that is fun to follow, you won’t hate going back to it time and time again.
Tip three: just forget about losing weight
We know, this sounds like a bit of a cheat, but if you forget about losing weight it simply takes all of that pressure off you. Try it. If you spend time actually focusing on having fun, the weight loss issue becomes less of a problem. This will allow you to simply enjoy the process of doing exercise, and that makes a huge difference in your weight loss in the long term. Just focus on trying to enjoy the process and you will find that the weight loss comes naturally over time.
So those are three ways to actually get more out of exercise without getting too focused on the ‘expected’ goals. And if you just put these three little hacks in place, it will lead to better outcomes in the long run, guaranteed.