Maybe it’s time to switch up your workout routine! What workout should you do?

If you’ve been visiting the same treadmill for your 20-minute, low-intensity run every day, it’s time to take a step back and reevaluate your workout routine. Exercise is good for you, but not all exercises make you healthier! What workout should you do, though?
If you’ve plateaued to where you can run 2-miles in 15 minutes, isn’t it time to mix things up? Are you staying within your comfort zone? If so, it’s time to shake things up!
Determine your situation.
Evaluate how much time you have to workout per week. If your married with three kids, you may have a lot less time to exercise than a college student has. Whatever your time limit, work with what you have! Developing the most efficient workout is crucial. Why spend two hours in a gym when you can get just as much accomplished in 30 minutes?
Find your goal.
Are you exercising to purely sustain your health? Maybe you want to enter a marathon next month, or get stronger? By determining what your end goal is, you can start to work towards it!
Mix it up.
Include cardio, strength, flexibility, and endurance into your exercises. For example, start with a 10-minute sprint on the treadmill, move onto toning your core for balance, and lift weights for balance, finishing with a 2-mile walk to cool down. Mix it up daily to work out your body to the best of its ability.  Don’t forget to stretch before and after your workout!
Keep track.
Keep a workout journal! You should be getting stronger, faster, or more fit with each day of exercise. Maybe you can lift more weight, lift the same weight more times than before, or finish the same routine faster. Whatever your accomplishment, keep track of it!
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