3 Ways To Make Exercise More Bearable

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Exercise. It’s not a trend. It’s not a gimmick. In fact, it’s sticking around. So let’s find a way to make it more bearable.

 

#1: Stretch

Stretching before exercise is oftentimes underrated –  amazing when you stop to think of how

beneficialstretching is for the human body! Stretching warms up your muscles and relaxes your

joints so that when you hit the gym, your body is ready to get the most out of your workout.

What’s more, stretching helps prevent post-workout muscle cramps and soreness. I know we all

get so eager to hit the gym that we sometimes forget to do this one basic thing that will help

keep that agonizing soreness away, but it’s totes worth it to treat your muscles like a queen for a

few minutes pre-workout in order to save yourself hours of regret later.

Not sure if your version of stretching is spot-on? Check out ‘Stretching For Dummies’ to make sure you’re moving in the right direction (literally). 

 

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#2: Guzzle Some H2O

Have you ever thought about the fact that the average adult body is composed of a mind-

blowing 50-65% water? The theory is that your body produces sweat – which is almost

completely water – to evaporate and cool you off.  (Shoutout to my non-evaporating-sweat

friends here). So when you start sweating mid-workout, your body is almost literally melting and

evaporating into the air around you. This a normal, healthy thing if you are replenishing your

body’s water supply with more water. When you don’t, your body just kind of dries up inside –

resulting in muscle cramps, back aches, drowsiness, etc. So if you want to avoid the dry mouth

and achy back you experience post-workout when you forget the agua, make it a rule to guzzle

down a glass before and after (and even during if you’re feeling motivated) the workout.

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#3: Pace Yourself

I mean, it’s not like you’re running a race or anything. (Unless, of course, you are running

a race.) Seriously though, whether you are running, lifting weights, doing jumping jacks, or just

pretending that you know how to use all those machines at the gym, pace yourself. The most

amazing thing about your body is that there is none other like it. Your physical strengths and

weaknesses are uniquely your own. So even though you may really wish you could run as fast or

as long as that lanky girl who keeps passing you up on the track, don’t over-exert yourself or

you’ll end up a sweaty ball of pain on the floor. Take your time. And then go for an ice cream

afterwards to celebrate your self-control.

Exercise, more bearable.

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Watch this video.

Sometimes the gym life can get competitive. How competitive? Click here to see the dangers of in-gym competition captured on live video! 

 

 

 

Cheers!

Camrie A

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