3 Great Ways to Give Your Workout a Boost
By Genevieve Cunningham
There's no denying that working out is extremely important for the body and your overall health. For a lot of people, working out also feels good and puts them in a better mood every day. But what happens when your workout seems to get a little bit boring? Your fitness level likely suffers, as does your overall health. If your workout is in need of a boost of its own, take a look at these three tips that can recharge your workout and get you back in the fitness game.
Don’t Forget the Stretch
Stretching the body is so important, and yet so many people forget to do it. Stretching loosens any muscles and ligaments in the body and gets them ready to exercise. When we don't do it, the body remains stiff. When we begin our workout, a lack of stretching can hurt or even cause injury. Make sure that you’re stretching before you work out, in the middle if you feel a tight muscle, and definitely at the end. This makes your workout more effective, and makes you feel better overall.
Raise Your Own Intensity
If you're trying to get your workout a boost, try increasing the intensity level. For some, this may mean sprinting instead of jogging. For others, it may mean lifting heavier weights. And still for others, it may mean just putting out more effort. However you choose to improve your intensity, it's likely to really give your workout and your body a boost. Give this method a try and you'll probably be surprised at how much you were leaving unused in your tank.
Go for Longer a Few Days a Week
Once you have a workout schedule down, it's easy to just do that schedule day in and day out. While this is probably OK, it could probably use some variety. If you're wanting to improve your workout intensity, it's probably time to include some longer workouts in your routine. If you usually work out for 30 minutes, work out for 45 minutes two days a week. While this may not seem like much, it may be enough to shake up your routine and give your workout and your body the boost that it needs.
Working out should not be boring. It should feel good, it should work your body, and it should be something that you enjoy. If you're not enjoying your workout, you're doing it wrong! When yours gets a little bit boring, use these tips to give your workout a boost. Doing so may alter your routine just enough to change your body for the better and get your mind back in the game for reaching your fitness goals for good.
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