We all know how appealing a Netflix binge can be. While it is entertaining, all of that inactive sitting is not good for your summer belly. It is time to get some more exercise in your life. Ideally before you indulge in that next episode and lose all of your motivation to exercise. Follow along as we reveal the 5 tips that we find useful; motivating people to get off the couch, pause that Netflix and actually feel like they want to work out.
1- Look For A Training Partner
The good thing about a training partner is that they will show up at your place or give you a reminder call when it is time to exercise. Basically you have setup a training schedule with a friend, they are relying on you to keep your word. No one wants to go through the process of canceling on a friend. By having a training partner, you will be less inclined to skip a gym session and have even more reasons to stick to your training schedule.
2- Think Of All The Negative Things That Come From Being Sedentary
There are many ailments that can significantly hurt your body if you become sedentary. According to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, a sedentary lifestyle has an increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke, bone loss, type-2 diabetes, depression, weight gain and breast / colon cancer. Supporting habits that promote a sedentary lifestyle increase the likelihood of experiencing these affects. It only takes 30 minutes to an hour of exercise each day to support a healthy lifestyle.
3- Remind Yourself Of The Reason Why You Want To Look Better
This is a great way to keep yourself motivated. All you have to do is remember, all of places where you have felt uncomfortable when showing off your body. Think about those trips to the beach or that experience in the pool when you wished you had a slimmer body. Use these memories as a motivational aid. Do not let these thoughts consume you, use them as a reminder. Discouraging you from skipping that gym session or quitting on your fitness goals.
4- Get Motivated By Downloading A Fitness App
There are hundreds of fitness apps that can jump start your motivation to exercise. Why not use your fear of zombies to fuel your excitement for running. Become competitive and challenge your friends and family to a running race with the ‘Strava’ app. Or perhaps get moving with the right type of song with ‘Spotify Running’. There are plenty of apps that you can start using right now to boost your motivation.
5- Always Remember That You Are Improving Your Quality Of Life
There is no doubt that exercise can improve your quality of life. According to the American Heart Association, it can add years to your lifespan while also boosting both mental and physical wellness. You will be able to sleep better, you will have more of an appetite for healthy foods, and you will be contributing to a healthier heart and lungs.
Keep In Mind
Exercise is an essential part of a balanced life and you need to make time for it. Just remember that if you have time to watch a movie on Netflix, then you definitely have enough time to think about your body and exercise. Try exercising as often as possible and never forget that there are plenty of reasons to work out and many reasons why you should avoid being a sedentary couch potato.