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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weight Watchers

You’re a fickle exerciser.

You become bored easily, dislike the monotony of exercise, and are easily distracted. Make sure you include variety and some interaction in every workout, and change your workouts often to avoid burnout. You might do well with a personal trainer who could keep you focused.

Most importantly, don’t hammer away on a single exercise machine for too long; jump around. Choose a health club where there are plenty of classes, but make sure they’re challenging and won’t let you daydream in the back. “Join a spinning class where a leader is guiding you,” advises Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS, director of the human performance laboratory at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Try to make exercise intellectually stimulating; walking tours are a perfect option for you, says Jeremy Shore, CPT, a weight management specialist in New York. A dog would also likely be a boon for you.
Seems it takes me about two weeks to get bored with any given workout and stop permanently. Even DDR no longer addicts me the way it used to. Personal trainers are out - I don't have the money and hate the gym. Dogs are out due to housing and messiness.

What physically active things do you guys find entertaining? If anyone wants to do sports, hiking, backpacking, whatever - gimme a call.

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Anonymous Ryan said...

I just jog/sprint and lift... lol I usually think/plan while exercising which makes it seem like a much shorter time span.



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