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Be.Well staff

Health Minute: Make Exercise More Fun

Four ways to energize your exercise routine

Do your workouts seem like, well, work? It may be time to add some fun to your exercise routine. Here are four ways to do that:

  1. Join a team
    One reason for pickleball's enormous popularity? It's a social activity. If you're on a team, you're more likely to show up. Friendly competition and conversation also make exercise more of a game and less of a chore.
  2. Get outside
    Hiking, biking, skiing, and walking are great ways to get out of the house and closer to your health goals.
  3. Move like a kid
    Get back to the activities you loved as a child — biking, swimming, skating, and the like. Really want to bring out your inner kid? Hit the swings at a nearby park.
  4. Put it to music
    Does a quiet walk seem like a drag? Put in your earbuds and pick up the pace with some tunes. Numerous studies have found direct links between fast-paced music and athletic performance.

Hopefully these tips will make your exercise fun again. And who knows: they might even help you work out more often.