4. Change Your Exercise Routine
Flowing on from the previous point: You must change something in your exercise routine.
If you walk a lot, then try jogging, or swimming, or cycling — anything that will change the way your body is working.
If you are doing low intensity cardio work, then try some high intensity (short duration) exercise.
For example: instead of your normal slow jog – run as fast as you can for 30 seconds then walk for 30 seconds. Do this 4 times in the middle of your jog.
Need More Exercise Ideas?
- Try an Exercise DVD
Some of us happen to like dancing around the room knocking over coffee tables and other assorted future.
- Gym Class
Yoga, Pilates, or Zumba to name a few.
High Intensity Interval Training
- Social sports
Join a Volleyball team.
- Meet your friend for a walk
Instead of meeting for coffee.
- Go hiking.
Maybe it’ll help you to relax.
- Get a cool bicycle
And don’t leave it in the garage gathering dust.
- Got Kids? Get on the playground with them instead of sitting on the side.
- Video Games with Movement
Get a Nintendo Wii (or even Xbox with Kinect) and get some good fitness games. Just don’t do the tennis or you’ll end up with tendonitis.
Okay Mr and Mrs Hardcore, these activities probably won’t cut it for you. Especially if you are already quite the fitness fanatic.
The issue here is that you MUST change what you are doing. Keep your body guessing. Notice how quickly you can adapt to a certain exercise.
I used to bicycle a lot, but I’m a lousy swimmer, panting after an embarrassingly small amount of lengths. My body is efficient at one but appalling at the other.