How To Start Working Out Again
When you haven’t worked out for a while, starting again can suck. Even if you are enthusiastic to improve your health, it can be hard to get back on the treadmill or start lifting weights again. The trick is to reprogram the way you look at working out in order to make it exciting and something you want to do instead of have to do.
Use the following 3 tips on how to start working out again with a positive outlook.
Not Working Out Sucks More!
First, remember that not working out sucks much more than working out does. You feel sluggish, both in mind and body, and it can be hard to do the simplest tasks, like climb a set of stairs or carry a heavy object for a few minutes. In short, you become a weaker version of yourself and that affects your physical and mental health.
Things to think about include:
- High blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes are more likely to occur in a sedentary lifestyle.
- Muscles become weak when they are not used.
- Bones lose density and can become brittle without weight training.
- Psychological well-being can be affected negatively from lack of exercise.
- When you don’t work out, you don’t burn extra calories in the day, and you gain more fat.
In short, not working out sucks much more than working out does.
“Researchers found that 25 out of 30 studies confirmed that people who don’t exercise have a higher risk of depression.” – LIVESTRONG
You Have To Make Working Out Fun
Sure, working out by doing something you hate sucks, but doing something you love just feels fun. Kids won’t run on a treadmill for long, but they will play a game of tag for hours on end. You may have different reasons for exercise than kids do, but you can still choose to do fun things that make you feel great while you do them.
Some popular ways to get cardio: Zumba, hiking with friends, rollerblading, tennis, rowing in an actual boat, and jumping on a trampoline.
Making weight training fun is a little bit different. Muscle training involves either weights or your own body weight. There is not much else to it. However, you can do your training outdoors, where nature will help to stimulate you and keep you present. Or, you can train with friends or family who make you laugh and challenge you.
Keep The End Result In Mind
Working out makes you feel good, and guess what – looking good makes you feel good too. Not only does looking good give you a boost in self-confidence, but it also affects how other people see you.
For example, confident people who take care of themselves receive positive benefits in the world of dating. They get more interest and more dates, and they have more potential to meet the perfect person. Moreover, people who take care of themselves inside a relationship experience more passion with their partner. They feel healthier and have more energy, which contributes to their relationship in a positive way.
You can extend these benefits to your career, friendships, hobbies, goals, and more. The healthier you are, the more capable you are of experiencing the life you want to live. As you start exercising, remember that your happiness in life puts a lot a value in your willingness to get up and move.