How to Stay in Shape if You Hate Hard Workouts

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Some people want to train really hard, wanting to achieve more gains. But for some people, hard workouts are a no-no. They tend to avoid certain types of workouts because they’re too lazy, or they have a condition that keeps them from doing so. Beginners are “allergic” to them, too, but they actually just have to try harder to love what they’re doing.

So how can you stay in shape if you hate hard workouts? Kaitlin Menza writes about it on Shape:

Can You Stay In Shape If You Hate Hard Workouts?

Hey there, it’s me! The girl in the back row of bikes, hiding from the instructor. The girl picked last in kickball. The girl who enjoys wearing exercise leggings, but only because they’re super comfortable and often stylish. Read more…

Don’t feel bad if you’re not into workouts. In fact, a study from the  Journal of the American College of Cardiology just this February says a hard workout may be as bad as not exercising at all. Read more in this report on BBC:

Training very hard ‘as bad as no exercise at all’

Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy joggers and non-joggers over a 12-year period.
The study suggests jogging at a steady pace for less than two and a half hours a week was best for health. Read more…

And let’s spoil your no-exercise habits. Nicki Howell discusses on how you can shed a few pounds without having to lift anything, on Live Strong:

The Fastest Way to Lose Body Fat Without Exercise

Losing extra pounds is important to decreasing risk for disease, such as cancer, gallbladder disease and coronary heart disease, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If you need to lose weight quickly and can’t exercise, it’s possible with healthy lifestyle changes. Focus on diet modifications to meet your weight loss goals. Read more…

If you hate hard workouts, you can continue hating it, as long as you still workout or exercise a few times a week. It can be as simple as walking to your work, cycling, running, jogging, or climbing the stairs. It’s not as bad as you think. You can always amp up your workouts to make it more enjoying for you.

Exercise works beyond making your body fit. It also boosts your body’s ability to release your feel-good hormones called endorphins, which can also ease stress and depression. The more frequent you exercise, the more you will feel better. Just note that it doesn’t always have to be a hard one, so don’t feel bad if you’re not such a fan!

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