Workout Burnout? You Just Need the Right Motivation

  • Topic Info:
    Staying motivated for your workouts all year long can be a real challenge.

    At some time or another, everyone falls into "workout burnout."

    The key is to determine what are important or salient motivators for YOU.

    The health benefits -- including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, colon cancer and all-cause mortality, as well as increased energy, improved fitness and better quality of life -- can be a huge motivator.

    Ways to keep yourself on the workout path:
    • Make it convenient; exercise at home to fitness DVDs if you don’t have time to drive to the gym.
    • Treat yourself to something that is compatible with your health and fitness goals (e.g., not a piece of chocolate cake, but something else you enjoy, like a movie, flowers or new exercise clothing).
    • Have fun. Find an activity that you enjoy and will stick with, along with an environment that is supportive, safe and comfortable for you.
    Listen in as fitness expert, Grace DeSimone, and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss how to keep motivated.
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS