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3 Tips for Getting More Exercise in Your Routine

By Genevieve Cunningham

Exercise is important. In today's world, we all know this to be true. Once we find the motivation, many of us are able to keep a relatively steady workout routine in our lives. And this is obviously a good thing! But over time, an exercise routine can get stale. It gets monotonous and needs change. Unfortunately, too much change can be really difficult,  time consuming, or too challenging to make it stick. So what can we do? If you need to get a little more exercise and challenge into your normal routine, take a look at these incredibly easy ways to make it happen at your next workout. 

Start a Few Minutes Earlier

You don't have to add a ton of time to each workout for it to make a big difference. If you're looking to get a little more movement, start your workout a simple five minutes earlier. If you work out five days per week, an extra five minutes per day gives you an extra 25 minutes per week. That's an entire workout! If you need a really simple way to kick it up a notch, give this method a try first.

Add One Rep

It doesn't take long for your body to get used to your routine. In order to change it up and get more movement, add one rep to one exercise. After a day or two, switch it up again by adding one rep to a different exercise. This will only add minutes to your daily routine, but it may challenge your muscles just enough to keep it interesting and improve the composition of your body over time.

Do a Post-Workout Jog

Winding down after a workout is always a good idea. And if you need more movement, why not do this with a simple jog? Finish up your workout, stretch, and then do a very light jog around the track before stretching again. This burns more calories and slowly lowers your heart rate before you completely end the exercise. 

It doesn't take a massive amount of effort to add a little extra to your workout. It takes some planning, and it might take some experimenting to find what works for you, but it can be easy! Use these tips to help you get started, and improve your exercise routine and your body and health in no time at all. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Anaheim, Calif.

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