How to Fight the Lazy Gene for Better Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
Have you ever wondered if there is a lazy gene? If there is, you must have inherited it, right? How else can you explain your complete lack of motivation? While it’s unlikely that a specific gene is linked to this lack of will to get up and get moving, that lazy feeling affects all of us from time to time, some of us much more often than others. If you would like to nip this lazy sensation in the bud and get more active in your everyday life, take a look at these easy tips.
Don’t Stop Moving
If you have a tendency to be a bit lazy, it’s imperative that you keep moving. Once your feet hit the floor in the morning, they need to stay busy. If you give yourself the opportunity to be lazy, you’re probably going to take it, so don’t even go there. Get moving and stay that way in order to beat that lazy desire and get more done every day.
Find Your Personal Motivation
Another great way to beat laziness is to find a very personal reason to stay motivated. Perhaps you’re working toward a promotion at work, a new body image, buying a new expensive item, or any number of things. Once you find a motivation factor that speaks to you, it’s a lot easier to work toward that goal. Find the end, the light at the end of the tunnel, the reason to get up in the morning, and suddenly lazy is something that doesn’t factor into your life.
Make It More Enjoyable
The more fun you have with anything in life, the easier it is to do it. If you’re trying to work out consistently, find exercises that are enjoyable. If you’re working on a project at work, make it as fun and lighthearted as possible. The more fun you have with your activity, the more work you’re going to put in without even noticing.
Getting active in life might feel like a chore at first, but once you get accustomed to it, you’ll likely love the effects it brings to your body and mental well-being. If you’re having trouble getting up and moving, just use these tips to get you started down a healthier path. Beating the lazy bug is possible with some helpful habits and determination, so get moving and love your new active life in no time.
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