I just got through reading an article that was posted on CBSNews.com about exercise.
It turns out that you are not alone if you are not exercising regularly. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 80 percent of American adults do not get the recommended amount of exercise a week.
One of the reasons cited was boredom. People get bored doing the same routines over and over again. From my experience as a former Personal Trainer, I couldn’t agree more. Not only is it boring to do the same routine every time you go to the gym (or exercise at home), you are actually being quite inefficient.
Variety is important. So is simplicity. There are basic exercises that can be varied for maximum effectiveness. These include lunges (front, back, side), squats (sumo, plie), and push ups (wall, floor, close grip), to name a few.
Interval training is also important. This includes interspersing bursts of extremely fast, top speed sprints and slower jogs. Or if you are just starting out, you can increase the incline and/or speed.
So spend your time wisely next time you exercise. You don’t need to workout 5 days a week for hours at a time. If you vary your workouts and keep them simple, you will find that they are not only more manageable, but you will see results as well.