Feel Whole Challenge Day 9: Try a New Exercise With a Friend
Starting or trying a new exercise can be intimidating, but it might be worth it. According to fitness experts, change does a body good. Switching up your workout regimen can create “muscle confusion,” which is a good thing. It can speed up your metabolism and promote healthy weight loss and muscle gains.
If we stick to the same workout routine for too long, our bodies become accustomed to it and eventually our fitness journeys become stagnant, and thereby counterproductive.
I’ve personally found that I enjoy the gym a lot more with a workout partner. I’ll take any distraction I can get from a tough workout. What if your workout partner was a friend that you weren’t afraid to fall flat on your face in front of? I can’t think of a better person to try something new with. Perfect the new exercises at home before taking your show on the road—or to your local gym.
Here’s why this is a good idea:
- A friend challenges you to keep pushing your limits because they know you, and they want what’s best for you.
- A friendly competition could be just the motivation you need to take your workouts to the next level. Winner buys post-workout smoothie!
- Accountability! Only a friend holds you accountable for doing what you said you would. Before you know it, you’ve hit a goal without even realizing it.
Moral of the story is— recruit a friend, and potentially get better and quicker results!
We all want to look great, but the health benefits associated with keeping our workout routines effective are invaluable. Not only will you live a longer and healthier life, so will your favorite people.
Laugh your way through the pain and crush your fitness goals together.
The opinions in this blog have been written by a sponsored guest blogger, who is not an AdventHealth employee. This material is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for examination, diagnosis and medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
Writer: Michel Boyd