3 Ways to Enjoy Your Workouts More

By Masha Hayward

Regular exercise is essential to good health. But let’s be honest – sometimes, it can be hard to drag yourself onto the treadmill, elliptical or exercise bike. Here are three ways to make your workouts more enjoyable, so you do them more.

1. Eat properly

Working out on an empty stomach is a sure way to make yourself exhausted and cranky. Even if you prefer to exercise first thing in the morning, you still need some fuel – after all, you’ve been fasting all night. Try to have a 100- to 200-calorie snack before you exercise, preferably half an hour to an hour before you start. In the morning, try half a banana with some almond butter, or a few dates. Later in the day, a piece of whole-grain toast with peanut butter and honey will get you through your workout with energy to spare.