Four Tips to Not Hate Exercise

shooting a basketball

When I was a young boy…

Just kidding. Let’s get to the good stuff.

1. Find something you enjoy doing. I like to play basketball and watch TV from the treadmill. It feels like fun. Not exercise.

2. Don’t ask too much of yourself. Ever feel like your workout is too hard? Maybe it is. And that can be pretty demotivating. Light exercise burns more calories than no exercise; and if your workout is too strenuous, “no exercise” can sound pretty tempting.  

3. Give yourself rewards. Make a deal with yourself. Set some specific exercise goals and think of rewards for meeting them. Upcoming rewards can motivate you to follow through.   

4. Invent convenient workouts. Who doesn’t want to eat dinner, sponge the dishes, get dressed, locate the keys, battle traffic, steal a parking space at the gym, workout, shower off, drive home, and stumble into bed? Ummm, I don’t. At least not every night. So try some other options you can do from home. (If you want to unnerve your family, just roam the house and mutter to yourself for half an hour. It’s a great workout.)   

Hope you liked my ideas! If not, my name’s Dan Braun.

Leave me a comment with your exercise tips.


Kyle Young

Kyle Young enjoys perusing and creating books, movies, and music, which makes his job as Director of Product Development at Full Plate Living quite fitting. In his free time he practices Tang Soo Do karate, in which he holds a green belt.

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