Last Update on May 4, 2015 // Written by Hank No Comments

Not all of us naturally find pleasure in working out. People who fall into this camp have to continually push themselves to take part in exercise because they know it’s good for their health. But, without the passion for fitness they usually find an excuse, any excuse, to get out of it. I was once a fitness-phobe. So much so that I couldn’t even jog to the end of my street without needing and wanting to turn back. However, through learning more about keeping fit and experimenting with different forms, I am now a true fitness fanatic. If I can learn to love exercise, so can you! Here is some information that helped me to develop a passion for getting my sweat on!

Think about the benefits, for you:

Everyone knows that keeping fit is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. We have all heard the many general benefits a thousand times. I think it helps to focus on the benefits that apply directly to you, and not to everyone. For example, do you lead a non-stop life? Are you an anxious person? Exercise can help you to manage these stress much better. Are you self-conscious about your body? Exercise could help you to lose man boobs fast as well as deal with many other physical problems that could be getting you down. In other words, exercise can help YOU to have a better quality of life and to feel better about yourself. 3

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Find your fitness match:

Just because you don’t like the gym, that doesn’t mean you will never love exercise. There is a form of fitness out there for everyone, no matter how much you have convinced yourself that working out is not for you. Get online and start reading about different ways of exercising and give the ones that peak your interest a go. You might uncover a hidden passion for ice climbing or windsurfing or cycling or dancing. There are SO many different and amazing forms of exercise. And you get to have fun trying some of them out on the way to finding your match. 4

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Track your progress:

Being able to monitor the small and big improvements has helped me to become hooked on exercise. There is an abundance of tech out there that are used to track your fitness progress allowing you to see in real time how well you are doing. Such apps have really helped me, and many others, to stay motivated. You can quickly retrieve stats while exercising on distance covered, calories burned and heart rate, for example. As well as general stats on your progress from the beginning all the way to the present.   I have ticked all these boxes, and that’s why I can now say that I love exercise. I’m not suggesting that you will suddenly become a fitness fan overnight. However, by focusing on the advantages for you, finding your fitness match and tracking your achievements, in time I am convinced that you will learn to love exercise.    

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