Adding variety to a fitness program is a good way to keep
Vary the activity. Many activities can be used to
vary your aerobic, muscle-conditioning, and flexibility programs. If you are
getting bored with walking, try swimming or an aerobics class. If you are bored
with your muscle-strengthening exercises, try doing more gardening instead. Or
try using different weight machines or hand weights for different exercise. For
some ideas, see
pictures of some weight exercises.
Vary the place. Try a new route for walking or biking
or even a different room for your exercises or stretching. By having several
options, you can pick one that suits your mood or schedule.
Vary the time. Do your exercises at different times
and for different amounts of time. If you become bored with your noon walk, try
exercising in the early morning or after work or school. Instead of doing one
45-minute session, do three 15-minute sessions.
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