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Primal Play - Five Ways to Have Fun With Fitness


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While just about everyone acknowledges the physical and mental benefits of a regular exercise program, the hard part is sticking to a program once you’ve started it. Here are 5 ways to have fun with fitness by Darryl Edwards of Primal Play.

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Primal Play - Five Ways to Have Fun With Fitness

  1. 1. PrimalPlay.comDarryl Edwards FIVE WAYS TO HAVE FUN WITH FITNESS
  2. 2. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ -Muhammad Ali Even Muhammad Ali hated his training regimen
  3. 3. We all aware of the physical and mental benefits of a regular exercise program, the hard part is sticking to a program once you’ve started it. What’s one way to sustain a workout program? Researchers say, make sure it’s fun!
  5. 5. LISTEN TO MUSIC ⇒ Learn how Dance can Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
  6. 6. 1. ADD MUSIC TO YOUR ROUTINE • More than 100 studies document the link between music and physical performance • Playing music helps to distract you from fatigue and pain • The American researcher and statistician Leonard Ayres found that cyclists pedal faster listening to music • The human brain may have evolved with the expectation that, wherever there is music, there is
  7. 7. USE VISUALISATION ⇒ Learn more about Physical Inactivity and Chronic Lifestyle Disease
  8. 8. 2. VISUALISE YOURSELF GETTING FITTER AND HAVING FUN • Imagination and visualization can play a huge role in peak physical performance • In 2014, researchers at Ohio University found that simply visualizing a strenuous workout could help to tone muscles and make them stronger • Children imagine and use visualization extensively when playing, I use this technique with Primal Play to make fitness more
  9. 9. FIND A WORKOUT PARTNER ⇒ Why you should PLAY for Health
  10. 10. 3. FIND A WORKOUT PARTNER OR COMMUNITY • Ever notice how common it is to see two people going for a run together, or two people working out together at the gym? • Couples that work out together have a much lower dropout rate (6.3%) than couples who work out alone (43%) • “Fitness buddy” or group is one great way to inspire a successful workout. • You will feel guilty if you decide to cancel a workout, so you will be more likely to stick to your
  11. 11. FIND YOUR TRIBE IT HELPS WITH MOTIVATION A randomized control trial published in 2010 by the Journal of Medical Internet Research looking at attrition rates for an online training program demonstrated a decreased drop-out rate when an internet community was added
  12. 12. HEAD OUTDOORS ⇒ Find out the top 5 Benefits of Outdoor Exercise
  13. 13. 4. GET OUTSIDE • Working out while in the sun can elevate your mood • The sun stimulates the release of feel- good hormones • Exercising outdoors can lead to increased energy and revitalization • According to researchers at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, exercising outdoors leads to feelings of energy, empowerment and even enjoyment
  14. 14. BE POSITIVE ⇒ Find out How To Have Fun With Fitness
  15. 15. 5. THINK POSITIVELY • There’s a lot to be said for the power of positive thinking • Too many people give up on an exercise program because they start creating excuses for themselves • A powerful tool, though, is the positive feedback cycle • This positive feedback loop is known as the operant conditioning theory and reinforces why you are doing this in the first place
  16. 16. Click here for the research Click for FREE e-book The Importance of Play
  18. 18. Darryl Edwards Let’s Connect!