Stay motivated to work out

BY JASMINE MAKI Grand Forks Herald (MCT) Published: December 10, 2013

Tips to keep exercising


Get in a routine. Find a time and location that work best for you and stick to the routine.

Find a workout buddy. Enlist a friend as your workout partner and keep each other motivated.

Work out early. Wake up a half-hour early and get your workout in right away; you'll feel better the rest of the day.

Keep it fun. Play your favorite music and make exercise goals to beat.

Change it up. Switch up your exercises so you don't get bored with the same thing.


Some is better than none. A short workout is better than nothing.

Warm-ups are necessary. Run up and down the stairs a few times or do a couple of jumping jacks to get your blood flowing before a workout.

Work big muscles first. Concentrate on big muscle groups first to get the most out of your workout.

Form is key. Learn the proper form for each exercise to prevent injury.

Switch it up. Your body adapts to a workout after a couple of weeks, so be sure to change your workouts or add reps and resistance.

Balance is important. If you work your hamstrings, be sure to work your quadriceps.

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