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Ways to Prevent Exercise Burnout

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Has COVID-19 made your workout plan a thing of the past? Were you looking to lose weight during the summer, but instead lost your motivation? Here are some quick tips to prevent exercise burnout!

1. Add variety – for some people, doing the same exercise over and over and over can get old, fast. Switch up workouts and try something new, do your current exercise in a new location, or start doing your exercise with a new workout buddy, socially distanced of course!

2. Make it fun – dance, listen to music or books on tape, put the exercise bike in front of your TV during your favorite show, look for active events like biking groups, and find ways to make your exercises and workouts more enjoyable!

3. Challenge yourself – it can be easy to get stuck in a rut and only do the minimal amount of exercise. Add more steps or time to your exercises as you progress, or train for a run or a walk-a-thon. Create some challenging, measurable, and increasing goals to improve your health!

If you’d like a new, team-based challenge, consider joining Fit-Ex, an 8-week, team-based health program designed to increase physical activity and improve eating habits. For the Middle Peninsula, FitEx begins October 11th and goes through December 5th, with registration opening October 1st, at just $2 per person. To participate, you’ll need to form a team of six, designate a team captain, and create an 8-week personal goal. For more information visit www.fit-ex.org, and feel free to contact me at gjsturm@vt.edu or 804-815-9458.

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  1. Pingback: Money, Health, and Other Things – Ways to Prevent Exercise Burnout | Gloucester Resource Council

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