03 Aug '11, 6am

Bored with running around your estate to train for your 2.4km? Gain motivation with these tips

Bored with running around your estate to train for your 2.4km? Gain motivation with these tips

Chances are, your workout schedule revolves around that once or twice weekly run around your estate… and the only variation you’re getting is by reversing your route. Keep up the blasé routine often enough and you might be heading for failure. “If you keep engaging in the same activity over and over again, there’s a high chance you might give it up altogether,” says Daniel Koh, a psychologist from Insights-Tse. And although endorphins (a pain-blocking hormone) are released during a good run which can elevate your mood, this rush can be dulled by monotony, says Koh. In addition to your mind adapting to a set distance and environment, your body also gets used to committing the same amount of effort every time – and progress grinds to a halt. If you're bored or are getting there, here's a fun way to rev up your enthusiasm and experience the most unexpected workout you’ll ever...

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/fitness/lose-yourself

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