You have likely heard of “life hacks” – tricks/tips that help increase efficiency or improve some aspect of your life and/or routine.Often such hacks apply to cleaning and organizing; however, we have found some “hacks” you can apply to your training!
- Try counting down: some people find that they can trick their brain into thinking an exercise takes less time than it actually does by counting down (i.e. 10, 9, 8, etc.) – for reps or timed circuits. Give it a try and let us know!
- Select fast-paced music: often, without thinking, many people tend to try and match the tempo of the music. Fast-paced music will help you run, row or cycle harder and faster than a slower song would, which is great for people on a tight schedule or who just want to work hard.
- Sneak in the veggies and fruit: while many people don’t eat enough fruits and veggies, most people love smoothies! Consider sneaking some extra veggies and fruits to ensure you hit the daily minimum requirements! It’s all about experimentation – try some of these great recipes from prevention.com.
It’s important to remember that when it comes to achieving lifelong health and fitness, there are no shortcuts you can take since making drastic changes to your physical routine or diet plan are unlikely to be maintained over a long period of time; however, there are ways you can take control to improve your health and fitness!