Here are 5 ways to make exercise fun without realizing it

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Let's make exercise fun again! You know that forcing yourself to work out or do activities you don't like can be a setup for failure. If you could use a little jumpstart to get moving again, here are 5 tips for finding fun in movement that will help you feel energized and make it easier to meet your weight-loss goals.

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1. Make exercise fun again by getting outside

Exercising outdoors helps you pay attention to the different sights, sounds, and smells of the seasons and helps you feel more alive. Put your devices away and head outside. Here are some ways to intentionally incorporate outdoor time into your daily routines.

2. Looking for fun ways to exercise and lose weight? Shake up your workouts

Small changes in the type and amount of exercise you do can make your workouts more fun. It will help you break your weight-loss plateau by challenging a variety of muscle groups. Try these ideas to get you started.

3. Try a new on-demand workout

Looking for a way to shake up your routine at home? Whether you want to unwind or find a fun workout to lose weight, the sky's the limit with online workouts. Plus, on-demand workouts fit into any busy schedule since they're at your convenience! Here are some of my favorites to get you started:

Pilates
Yoga
High-Intensity Interval Training

If it's been some time since you worked out, make sure to check with your doctor before starting a new workout program.

4. Make exercise fun by identifying a new challenge or goal

If you consider yourself a beginner or regularly workout, meeting a new challenge or goal can be motivating and fun.

5. Enlist support

This blog was reviewed and updated by: Joanna Kriehn, MS, RDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist on October 9, 2020.

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Oct 12, 2020
Martha M. Henze
Martha M. Henze, MPH, MS, RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Global Public Health Epidemiologist

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