3 Ways to Make the Workout Fly By
By Genevieve Cunningham
Some people love working out. They love the sweat and the sore muscles. They love hitting the gym and feeling the burn. Other people are less enthused about working out. They just want to get it over with! For the latter group, workouts can feel like such a chore. In order to make the experience better, it can help to make it go by as fast as possible. But how do you do that? If you’re interested in workouts that feel shorter, take a look at these tips.
Whether you’re in the gym or at home, watching a program on TV can make the time go by just a little faster. Put on some Netflix, hop on the treadmill, and when your show is over, so is your workout. While this might mean working out on a machine or on the ground in front of the TV, it can make a world of difference for those who want to be distracted during their exercise suffering.
Listen to an Audio Book
For some people, a playlist of music is perfect. It keeps them motivated and distracted all in one. For others, it’s just not enough of a distraction. If you usually listen to music, but you need a change of pace, try listening to an audio book. Buy one that you’ve been wanting to read, and you may find that an audio book goes by even faster than regular tunes. This works best for readers, obviously, and for people who can pay attention for the duration of their routine.
Get a Workout Buddy
A workout partner or a group of friends is sometimes the perfect distraction. It gives you someone to talk with, someone to laugh with, and someone to go through it with you. The key is to find someone willing to do it with you. If you can find a willing participant, you may be able to keep each other distracted and motivated for a much better workout every day.
Working out can definitely be difficult. And if you already dislike exercise, it’s even tougher! Use these tips to help your workout go by faster than ever. The faster it goes by, the easier it is to commit, and the more likely you are to reach your fitness goals long-term.
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