There is so much in our world that can feel like a chore. Work…appointments…obligations…check marks…It is no wonder that exercise can often feel this way.
However, exercise can serve you in ways that none of those other things can! Exercise can fill you…make you feel better…give you energy and even make you better to complete a lot of the other “check marks” that you have to complete!
So, how can we make exercise feel less like a chore and more like something that you look forward to? Try something new!
That’s right! Novelty engages your brain and generates excitement! It allows you to focus on something more intently and stick with it longer.
Research has shown that novelty stimulates different parts of the brain than are stimulated by repetitive stimuli. Additionally, it is being shown that our brain actually seeks out the potential reward more than a reward that you may have already experienced!
Finally, research also shows that we can get a larger dopamine response to new and different experiences as well. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that is a “feel good” chemical. It is the same chemical that is released in your brain when you eat sugar or take illicit drugs! Think about that…you can get a similar effect to trying something new as taking drugs! Wild!
All of this can serve to improve your motivation to achieve your goals! When your motivation is improved, you are so much more likely to stick to your routine to accomplish your goals! When you accomplish your goals, exercise no longer seems like a chore, but a means to a reward!
If you are looking for something new to try, you are in luck! Our workouts are new and different every day! That means that our novelty is constant and our dopamine is high! It is like we are taking drugs every day!!!
If you need help finding something new, click the button and schedule a FREE INTRODUCTION today! Our experts are waiting to help you to try something new and achieve your goals!