Keeping fit and working out are essential parts of any beauty regime, as when we feel good, we look good. Studies also show that exercise releases the feel-good hormone endorphin, and the more intense the exercise, the more endorphin is produced. The problem for many people is that they don’t find exercise fun, and so they don’t do it as much as they really should. Keeping fit can be fun as well as beneficial, and these three exercise ideas can help anyone fall in love with a fitness regime.
Create Your Own Exercise Olympics
We all love the Olympic Games and the worldwide audience for the Rio games in 2016 was a staggering 3.5 billion. Of course, there’s a big difference between watching the Olympics and winning a medal but organizing your own exercise Olympics can help you strike fitness gold. If you have regularly exercising friends or work colleagues, set yourselves challenging yet achievable tasks to be completed over a two week period – such as setting a new personal best over a running distance or clocking up a set number of steps in a day. At the end of the fortnight, each participant’s achievements can be compared, and the best performer walks away with a prize that all have contributed to.
Utilize The Latest Exercise Equipment
Humans have been exercising since we were all living in caves, but that doesn’t mean that we have to do the same old exercises that we’ve always done. Changing our exercise routine can give us renewed motivation and positive results, so it’s always a good idea to look for new exercises and new keep fit equipment like the new Spiderband bungee system reported on by capital otc. These super strong elasticated bands are attached to the ceiling or wall and pushing them uses many of the major muscle groups of the body. They can be used by experienced exercisers or novices, and they’re both innovative and fun.
Set Yourself A Relevant Reward
You don’t have to exercise with or against others to gain a reward for all your hard work. Sports psychologists have long known that people will exercise for longer and more effectively if they have prepared themselves a reward to have at the end of their keep fit session. Unfortunately, these treats are often snacks such as chocolate or alcohol, which could be undoing all the good that the exercise has achieved. An alternative reward could be buying yourself a fitness related item, such as a book, DVD, or gym clothing, when you reach a self-set target. This can be just as motivational and will help you burn off even more calories rather than adding them on again.
When exercise is fun, you’ll look forward to doing it, as opposing to looking for excuses not to do it. Regular exercise can have a hugely positive impact on your weight, your body shape and, as we’ve seen, your overall happiness. Isn’t it time that you transformed your keep fit regime, and made your exercise more effective and more enjoyable?