Hate Exercise? 3 Tips to Change Your Mind

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Do you hate exercise? If you are trying to move more but are finding the motivation to exercise difficult, you are not alone. You do not have to be a gym rat to reap the benefits of regular movement, which include more energy, reduced stress and reduced risk of illness and disease. If you do not like spending time at the gym, here are 3 tips that might help you become a frequent mover.

Hate Exercise? 3 Tips to Change Your Mind

  1. Go outside. The gym can be smelly, crowded and loud. If you are new to exercise, it can also be intimidating. Exercise does not have to be expensive, fancy or complicated to work. Walking is incredibly effective exercise, and most of us could do more of it. Find a safe, well-lit park close to home or work, and start walking. You don’t have to start with miles of walking either: a 10-minute walk two or three times a day will make a big difference.
  2. Find Your Jam. Music can make a big difference. If you have tried exercising without music, try putting on your favorite tunes and going for a walk. You might notice the time goes a lot more quickly. Or just put on some fun music at home and have a family dance party!
  3. Vary it up. Getting stuck in the same class or exercise routine might leave you feeling bored and unfulfilled. If you usually like to run or lift weights, try a yoga class for something difference. Challenge yourself to go outside your comfort zone- you might be surprised!

For more tips on making exercise fun and enjoyable for every member of your family, set up a free consultation with KareBoost Health. We have a fresh and creative approach to healthy living, and will support you on your journey towards wellness.

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health