Three tips for making running more fun

May 17, 2013

Some people just don’t like to run. Whether they have weak knees, hate to sweat or are just plain lazy, there’s no way they’re going to hit the gym unless it somehow becomes fun. However, it’s an undeniable fact that exercising regularly is important, and running is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to get in some cardio. Looking for ideas to make running more fun? Give these a try:

1. Get yourself a better treadmill
There’s no way you’re going to get into a regular running routine if you hate your home treadmill, so if you plan to get serious about exercising you’ll need to find one that will get you motivated. The TRUE Fitness PS100 treadmill comes with eight preset workouts, so you won’t even have to think about planning your daily exercise routine – just hop on and you’re ready to go! Its LCD screen will also help you monitor your progress.

2. Allow yourself to walk
An easy way to make running more fun? Don’t force yourself to run the whole time! It’s possible that the reason you hate working out in the first place is because you constantly overdo it. Give yourself permission to walk for a few minutes whenever running becomes too much – it’s really OK.

3. Don’t get bogged down in stats
While it can be great to monitor your progress to see how far you’ve come since starting a regular exercise routine, if you get too bogged down in stats it can take all the fun out of working out. Instead, focus on maintaining your target heart rate with TRUE HRC Cruise Controlâ„¢. If you’re running outside, just enjoy the scenery instead of paying attention to how far you’re running.