Motivation is of utmost importance when it comes to exercise and fitness. But uuuuuuugh. What if you are just not motivated to hit the gym or running track every day? What if you don’t like your current exercise routine? What if you lack the needed discipline? As a matter of fact, even the most well-disciplined athlete can struggle with motivation—especially during low moments of training. In most cases, as you already know, lack of motivation means that you’re doomed. That’s why, if you are serious about making your fitness vision a concrete reality, you gonna need a little kick in the butt to get you motivated in both the short and the long term. But here is the good news. Today, I’ve put together a list of 37 ways to motivate yourself to exercise. These will definitely help you build gargantuan motivation for training and fitness. Pick and choose to your own delight. Just let me know which ones work well for you. 37 Fitness Motivation Boosting Tips & Tactics So, are you ready?
Enter Mental Training For Runners One of the subjects that I’m interested in but haven’t written about diligently, is the subject of mental training for runners--especially what makes a runner mentally strong. Therefore, in today’s post, I’m gonna share with you some of my best advice when it comes to building and maintaining mental toughness for your runs (and for the rest of your life). So why mental toughness is so critical, and how can we develop more of it (without hiring some expensive life coach)?
Looking to learn more about how running improves your healtht? Well, you’re in the right place. In today's post, dear reader, I will delve a little deeper into some physiological benefits of running. These will serve as a catalyst for gargantuan motivation—especially when you realize that there is more to running than losing a few pounds. 5 Ways Running Improves Your Fitness, Health, & Longevity 1. Run away from Cancer
If you want to become the best runner you can be—whether it’s beating a personal record, tackling a new distance or losing the extra pounds for good—then one of the best things you can do is to cultivate the habits of successful and effective runners. As a result, today I’m going to identify some of the essential habits shared by efficient and highly motivated runners.
Research has linked running to many physiological, emotional and psychological benefits, such as stress relief, reduced depression, improved mental clarity, etc. That’s why today, dear reader, I will teach you more about some of the brain benefits that running offers. So, without further ado, here are some of the few ways that running—and exercise in general—can help you build YOUR best brain ever. 7 Ways Running Improves Your Brain Power
6 Tips That Will Actually Help You Start Running I have written extensively about how to start running, but this post is intended for the complete beginner who might feel intimidated about taking the first few steps. Those of you who are really out of shape or overweight will appreciate these beginner running tips. Therefore, if you want to try out running, stick with it for the long haul while loving (almost) every step you take, then keep on reading.
How can I measure my training intensity? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you are in the right place. Workout intensity is vital to measure as it can tell you whether you are training too hard or not pushing it hard enough. Do too much, and you risk injury and/or burnout. Do too little, and your fitness level will plateau, even decline, which is not what you want. One of the commonly used methods is the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). Using this rating system is a crucial component of any training program—regardless of your current fitness level and goals. In this post, I will give you an overview of RPE—what is it, why you should use it, and how to efficiently use for maximum effect. So, are you excited? Then here we go.