How To Trick Yourself Into Working Out

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We understand the days seem longer and the motivation is at its lowest but moving your body is a fantastic way to increase your mood, destress and improve your overall health. So we’ve come up with a few ways to help trick yourself into working out.

  1. Set a time or an alarm at the beginning of the day of when a good time to fit a walk in would be and make sure you do it.
  2. Organise a phone call with a friend or family member and both walk at the same time.
  3. Start with something easy and if you feel up to it, challenge yourself. For example, start with a walk and only run at 500m intervals, if you want to keep running, great! If not, you still moved your body and that’s something to be proud of.
  4. Wake up and instead of putting your trackies on put your gym clothes on!
  5. Challenge a friend, track your steps or how many KMs you do each day for a week or two. There are great apps to help track this such as Strava, Nike and if you have an Apple Watch you can add a friend and do a 7-day move challenge.
  6. Make your workouts shorter, a 20-minute workout is better than none!
  7. Do it for a cause, Steptember is a great way to get yourself moving through walking, running, swimming, wheeling or cycling! Learn more about the program here.
  8. Make a playlist of all your favourite pump-up tunes and listen to it full blast while getting ready to spark your motivation.
  9. Watch TV and use the commercials for your workout intervals.
  10. Team up with your family or housemates to join in on a workout and take turns on who is in charge of the workout by choosing the activity and running it for everyone.

Try them out and see how you go!