How to upgrade your exercise routine!

There is no need to think of exercising as of a boring procedure that is good for you but is challenging to keep up with. Exercising can be a lot of fun if you know how to “upgrade” it. Use several tips provided and see your exercise time become a truly pleasant activity that benefits you in so many ways. Exercising – stylish and fun? Yes indeed, and it is not as difficult as you may think!

The right music for the right attitude

Even though it may sound like a trivial thing, choosing the right music to move to can make a huge difference in your exercise routine. Try various genres, even the ones you may not listen to otherwise, until you find the ones that motivate you the most. Running extra half a mile, doing that extra push up when your arms are burning, cycling an extra mile when the legs do not seem to be working any more: music has that power, and it is so easy to unleash. Who knows, perhaps you start your exercises with some up-beat indie rock, then need some heavier music to continue your routine, and a little bit of drum’n’bass in the very end to actually finish what you have promised to yourself.

Invest in your new habit

Let’s be honest: sometimes even the most enthusiastic and the most motivated ones lose their interest in exercising when it becomes too monotonous. In order to fight that, allow yourself to invest in certain pieces of sports equipment that will make you want to use it often and with joy. For instance, invest in a nice bike lights system if you think you will be biking more often in the evening then. Perhaps even buy a new bicycle saddle if your old one is not the most comfortable one. A trendy helmet, too, can make your rides even more enjoyable. Buy a colorful jumping rope to intensify your cardio routine or a tropical-themed hula hoop to have no excuse not to burn some calories while watching a movie. A thing as basic as a nice hairband  can make you feel more motivated to hit the streets, parks, or whatever venue you are using, and see your body get in shape.

Gadget it up

To add even more style to your sports routine, get some useful gadgets. If you like to jog or run, invest in a distance calculator which also records your heart rate and other important measurements. The same goes for cyclists: you do not have to guess how many miles you have done today, and can keep on increasing your mileage as time goes. Something as small as a heart rate monitor can make you more informed about your health state and, hence, more enthusiastic about improving that health. Also, there are plenty of applications offered for any kind of smartphones, like applications for runners by Nike that can share your achievements on Facebook or Twitter (bragging time!), so choose wisely and your fun way of exercising will be only application – or, simply one click – away.

Style is important, too. After you made your little investments in your new lifestyle, or bought the newest running shoe, make sure you are able to carry your little gadget that plays the motivating music, informs you about your well-being and performance. Carrying your phone in your hand while running (not to mention cycling) can be very destructive and tiring- Holding something transforms your movements and can cause more harm than benefit. Always make sure to have a phone or other gadget in a case that allows you to keep your items with you safely, comfortably and stylish.

Do everything it takes

Staying in shape is never easy so it only makes sense to look for ways to make your exercise routine as much fun as possible. Pay a visit to a sports shop, put some nice music on, and you need to do now is start moving. These simple things can do miracles, so try them out, and see your fitness level increase seemingly effortlessly.

This is a post by Anita, an avid blogger, a healthy living guru and a writer for She is currently writing on behalf of


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