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Why You Need to Change Your Workout Routine for the Better

Changing Your Workout Routine for the Better

Starting a new workout routine can be not only intimidating, but difficult when you are first starting out. You are learning something new while trying to better yourself at the same time. As tough of a task as that can be, you will not regret it once you start–trust us.

Having a routine is the best way to make sure you stick to your overall workout plan. For me, this is the only way I’m able to stay motivated. If I have everything written down, in a formal plan, then it’s easy for me to stick to. Do you feel the same way or are you more of a go with the flow and do what you feel like doing kind of person?

However, with everything in life, things start to get boring after a while. And well, the exact same thing happens with your body.

With all the health and exercise studies out there, it has been shown time and time again that if you do the same exercises and workout routines over and over, the benefits of those exercises slowly decline because your muscles need to continually be challenged to change and grow. Changing your workout routine is one way to prevent that from happening.

Every health expert out there has different timelines on when you should adjust your workout. Honestly, when it comes down to it, you just need to do what feels right for your body.

With that being said, here are three ways your body will let you know it’s time for a change:

1. If your goals change.

When you first start seriously working out again, having goals is always a fantastic idea. However, with your body and lifestyle changing over time, your goals will automatically change as well.

Did you want to run a 5k? Maybe now you want to run a 10k. It could also be going from focusing on running to focusing on swimming, or maybe weight lifting. Whatever your goals, make sure you are always adjusting them when you feel things need a change.

2. When you feel bored.

Not going to lie, walking the same path in the gym each and every workout can get really old, really quick. Always running the same route in your neighborhood? Same thing. Your body likes change and it allows your muscles to adjust in so many different situations.

Are you used to running on a flat surface? Try incorporating some hills. Enjoy yoga but want something more challenging? Go for kickboxing instead. The new experience will both invigorate and challenge you–two things working out does for your mind and body.

3. If you get injured.

This one is obvious. But when working out, sometimes injury happens. So, make sure you take that into account when planning a workout routine. Letting yourself heal is number one priority, so change will definitely be required to accommodate that.

Not giving yourself ample time to recover from an injury only sets you up for failure in the future. Your body needs time to heal, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop exercising altogether. There are plenty different exercises and things you can try to avoid using a certain part of your body. Just be sure to consult a health professional in the event of an injury.

All and all, changing your workout routine is not only good for your health, but good for your mind as well. It forces you to learn new skills, go new places, and it keeps your body its toes, if you will.

Adding a workout buddy is always a great idea as well. It will allow you to have a motivator there without and keep you accountable and on track with your workout and goals. And don’t forget to dress in style–working out is always more fun when you have colorful and fun workout gear!

Do you mix up your workout routine? What’s your favorite workout right now?

About the Author

Keenyn Bijou

Keenyn graduated from NAIT Business School where she majored in Marketing and Advertising. She enjoys sports, photography, and writing. She hopes to make a positive impact in a company through her expertise and ethics.


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