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How can mixing up your exercises up help you stick to exercising?

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4. Mix it up. Do different types of workouts to keep things interesting and to exercise different muscle groups. If the elliptical machine is usually your thing, hop on the stair climber for some cardio instead. Also, switch between machines and free weights when you strength-train. You don't have to reinvent your entire routine every week, but you do want to shift it around a little.

SOURCES:

Acevedo E. , Human Kinetics, 2006. Psychobiology of Physical Activity

CDC: “How much physical activity do adults need?”

Ryan, R. , 1997. International Journal of Sport Psychology

Matsumoto, H. , 2004. International Journal of Sport and Health Science

Dunton, G. , September 2009. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 9, 2019

SOURCES:

Acevedo E. , Human Kinetics, 2006. Psychobiology of Physical Activity

CDC: “How much physical activity do adults need?”

Ryan, R. , 1997. International Journal of Sport Psychology

Matsumoto, H. , 2004. International Journal of Sport and Health Science

Dunton, G. , September 2009. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 9, 2019

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